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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

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I recently re-read The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Album. It tells the story of Eddie, an amusement park maintenance man who dies while attempting to save a young girl on a broken ride. Eddie then goes on to meet five people on the “other side.” Some he knows and some he does not but all have either impacted his life or been impacted by his life. All serve to help explain and help Eddie come to terms with his life, a life he sees as a failure.

On this month’s cover are Fellowship Christian School students from East Cobb. Pictured left to right are: Emily Sonnett (12th grade), member of the U.S. Under 18 Women’s National Team who has accepted a scholarship to play soccer at UVA; Christopher Hays (10th grade); Hannah Posthauer (10th grade); Jake Chandler (10th

The book raises some interesting points. The first is the interconnectedness of life. Some of the people Eddie encounters he did not even know or knew as distant acquaintances, yet their lives were irrevocably interwoven. Every life impacts so many others in ways we could never even begin to imagine. How many lives do we touch in our daily lives? Whose day have we brightened by a smile, a kind word, or thoughtful deed? Whose path have we made more difficult, perhaps without even realizing it? Like the proverbial stone creating ripples in the pool of water, our actions have far-reaching effects.

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Eddie saw his life as worthless -- he had lost those he had loved and worked at what he saw as a dead-end job, yet he comes to discover that everything had its purpose. How many times in our lives do we search for meaning? In this era of celebrity-hype, busy with the responsibilities of family and home, we can sometimes feel invisible and not the “success” we hoped to be. I believe we are all a part of a great plan that we haven’t even begun to understand. Hopefully, like Eddie in Album’s book, someday it will all be clear.

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In the meantime, the EAST COBBER shines a light on the “regular” people right here in East Cobb who impact the quality of life not just in East Cobb, but in Metro Atlanta, and internationally. From the staff and students at Sprayberry High School receiving Georgia’s School of Excellence award to the parents and staff at East Cobb Middle School that came together to sponsor a Challenge Day that inspired students to respect each other and pursue their dreams, and the child care professionals many East Cobb moms and dads rely on (see our Child Care and Preschool Guide, pages 18-27) as well as the unnamed citizens who serve the community through a local club or support group (see pages 60, 61 and 64), this monthly paper intends to make these good people visible by writing about them. Who knows where that ripple effect of kindness ends? I am proud to shine a light on the East Cobbers making a positive difference, now and in the future, and in East Cobb and beyond.

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Fellowship celebrates its 25th year and its relationship with East Cobb families. Fellowship is the Christian school of choice for more than 100 students from East Cobb. Foremost among our families is that Fellowship offers students a full-scale priexperience. From academic rigor to athletic accolades and artistic accomplishments, our students thrive in their K4 through 12th grade college preparatory school. Another reason for choosing Fellowship for these East Cobb families is its location. A short drive nation regardless of the time of day. “Fellowship met our expectations for our girls’ academic, social and athletic needs,” says Bill Sonnett, father of Fellowship Senior Emily (pictured on cover) and Emma Sonnett. “At the beginning of our investigation of high schools, we discovered that Fellowship offered bus transportation to our area. Knowing this helped us not to worry about getting the girls to and from school focus on the quality of the school and the day-to-day environment that would be provided for them. Our expectations have been more than met at Fellowship.”

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More and more East Cobbers are experiencing Fellowship Christian School. The school’s location, reputation, and the convenience of an East Cobb bus route add to its allure. Fellowship prepares students for collegiate pursuits in a learning community that nurtures excellence in academics, arts and athletics while exercising their Christian faith through community involvement. “The secret, it seems, is out and Fellowship is quickly becoming the educational choice of East Cobb,” says Dr. Bob Burris, Headmaster. “Fellowship is the pre-eminent choice for families seeking a complete elementary, middle and high school experience for their children’s education. Our East Cobb families tell me that our campus is convenient geographically — we are 10 minutes away from the Johnson Ferry and Roswell Road intersection.” As Fellowship celebrates its 25th year, it also celebrates its fourth Headmaster, Dr. Bob Burris, who brings 17 years of experience in the education field. His previous experience includes serving as head of Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, Marietta, Georgia, and serving 13 years at Pine Castle Christian Academy in Orlando, Florida. His academic expertise includes significant classroom experience, leadership positions at the high school level, and heading a Christian school. Since his arrival, Dr. Burris has overseen approval for the lighting and sound system on the school’s athletic field, development of a state-of-the-art indoor batting facility, and expanding technology offerings to include iMacs, Macbooks, and iPads throughout the 35-acre campus. Academically, Fellowship is very competitive with high standard achievement test scores and acceptances into the nation’s most prestigious colleges. As a college preparatory, co-ed school, its curriculum is structured to be challenging at each grade level. College preparation begins in elementary school through a rigorous academic curriculum as well as the opportunity to take part in a Math enrichment program. Academically eligible middle school students take advantage of advanced math placement. High school students can choose from diverse Honors and Advanced Placement courses both on campus and through the school’s virtual learning program, offering courses such as Chinese, Latin, French, 6 February 2012

German, SAT & ACT Prep, Flash Animation, Digital Photography and Game Design. Fellowship students enjoy a vibrant social culture punctuated by educational field trips and experiential programs. Through the summer school study abroad program, Fellowship students will travel to Europe as part of a WWII remembrance tour. Elementary students go on a wide variety of field trips that extend the classroom beyond campus, like Astrotrek, a field trip to the NASA Space Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Middle school and high school students start their year by taking a retreat to Camp Highland and SharpTop Cove, respectively. Through the year, high school students take part in the GO Program, the school’s community service initiative. Community involvement and volunteerism are hallmarks of the Fellowship experience as students average 200 hours of community service before they graduate. Additional extracurricular activities include honor societies, service organizations, Bible studies, social clubs, fencing and robotics. The school’s seasoned coaches have helped Fellowship student athletes fulfill their dreams of playing at the intercollegiate Division 1 level. The athletic program continues to provide numerous opportunities for students through 22 sanctioned GHSA sports. In fact, 83 percent of students participate in at least one sport. Fellowship’s acclaimed arts program helps students identify and cultivate their artistic talent and skill, annually earning numerous honors and awards. Fellowship’s commitment to the arts is evident as ten performances, plays and events are held annually. Introduction to the arts begins in elementary school with music and art classes and continues through Advanced Placement Art at the high school level. High school fine arts electives include art, chorus, yearbook, media production, and web design. What will you find at Fellowship? We invite you to visit our campus and experience all that Fellowship has to offer your family. Tours are available every Thursday at 10 a.m. and begin at the high school office, located at 10965 Woodstock Road, Roswell, GA 30075. For more information, call Admissions at 770.641.6816 or visit www.fellowshipchristianschool.org

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In keeping with its mission to engage and enrich the community while remaining fiscally responsible to its constituency, the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) recently announced its intention to sell Shirley Blumenthal Park (SBP), its 32-acre campus located on Post Oak Tritt in East Cobb. The property has been listed with global real estate firm, Jones Lang LaSalle, who is marketing it to targeted buyers.

The MJCCA also announced that SBP’s summer day camp program will be moving to Zaban Park in Dunwoody beginning with the summer 2012 camp season. The East Cobb community has been offered many cost-effective incentives to attend camp in Dunwoody this summer, including free bus transportation to and from East Cobb and surrounding areas; pre- and after-camp care at a convenient East Cobb location; a 10% discount for 2012 summer Camp Chai families who experienced their 2011 summer at Shirley Blumenthal Park; special group-mate requests for Shirley Blumenthal Park campers to stay together; a competitively priced summer membership; and the option to attend 100+ different camps.

“The MJCCA has an obligation to all of our members and the greater Jewish community to be good fiscal stewards while delivering programs that best suit our families’ needs. Shirley Blumenthal Park did both when it was originally created in 1986 and countless children and families have made their way through our preschools, camps, and sports programs over the years,” said Steven Cadranel, upcoming president of the MJCCA and chair of the SBP Task Force Committee. Citing demographic shifts to the East Cobb Jewish community, geographic challenges, and a faltering economy, the MJCCA significantly reduced facility usage at SBP more than two years ago. At that time, it chose to implement a new service model that would utilize strategic partnerships with other East Cobb community and Jewish organizations to help deliver high-quality programming and services to a greater majority of the community.

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En Garde! High School Fencing in East Cobb By Shawn DeMario

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When you think about high school sports, fencing is not usually first on the list. However, here in Georgia, that may be changing. You don’t need to be especially large or strong in order to fence. Fencing is a combination of strategy, movement and control. Anyone can learn to fence, and learning will promote fitness, sportsmanship, physical control and balance as well as self-confidence. High school fencing is gaining an increasing following in the United States, evidenced by the establishment of state leagues, an increase in Junior level national competitors, and, in 2011, the establishment of the first annual National High School Championship in Cleveland, Ohio. High School fencing in Georgia is a fast-growing activity, currently supported through the high schools as an athletic club. There has been a significant increase in fencing clubs and tournaments at the high school level in the last several years. The Georgia High School Fencing League (GHSFL) was founded in 2004 and currently numbers eleven schools and over 300 fencers. School clubs hold their own practices and come together once a month during the season to fence other member schools in épée (the most popular of the three fencing weapons). Additionally, the On Guard High School Fencing League of Georgia was created to allow students to fence all three weapons (épée, foil and sabre). This league, formed in 2010, currently numbers seven schools and over 80 fencers. Here in East Cobb, two high schools have fencing clubs that currently compete successfully in GHSFL tournaments, Pope High School (43 members) coached by David Eichler and Lassiter High School (25 members) coached by Andrew Quattrociocchi. They compete against each other and the following GHSFL high school clubs: Alpharetta, Centennial, Chattahoochee, Dunwoody, Johns Creek, Milton, North Springs, Northview, and Roswell. This season’s GHSFL tournaments started in September 2011 and will end February 2012 with the championship

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tournaments. The Individual Championship for the 2011-12 season will be on February 4th at Northview High School. For each sex, the 84 highest ranked fencers who have also competed in at least three tournaments this season will qualify for the championship. The Team Championship for the 2011-12 season will be on February 11th at Chattahoochee High School. For each sex, the four schools with the most points will qualify for the championship. The final team ranking for the season will be the place earned in the Team Championship. As of January 8, 2012, Pope High School as a combined team was ranked 2nd in the league with the women ranked 3rd and the men ranked 3rd. Lassiter High School as a combined team was ranked 9th with the women ranked 6th and the men ranked 10th. In addition to the GHSFL tournaments five Pope fencers took part in the Georgia Division Qualifier for the Junior Olympics. Pope High school students, Christi Nakajima and Katie Van Riper, both qualified to participate in the 2012 Junior Olympics Fencing Championships being held in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 18-20, President’s Day weekend. If you have never been a spectator at a fencing tournament you are missing out on a truly exciting sport. Modern fencing brings together yesterday’s traditions of discipline, respect, and honor with the fast-paced athletics of sports today. You can find the tournament schedules for our local East Cobb high schools at www.popefencing.org or other Georgia fencing events at www.askfred.net. Shawn DeMario has lived in East Cobb for 17 years. She lives in the Walden subdivision with her husband, Matt, and three daughters: Emily, a senior at Pope High School; Anna, a sophomore at Pope High School; and Cameron, a seventh-grader at Hightower Trail Middle School, as well as “Fuzzhead,” their 11-year-old cat. Anna is a member of the Pope High School Fencing Club.

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COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (45) 2881 Canton Road, Marietta 30066

Rita Scarpantonio 770-422-5130

CRESCO Montessori School (80) 3001 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30062

Michelle Knapp 770-992-8031

CRÈME DE LA CRÈME (155) 726 Woodlawn Drive, Marietta 30068

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Nancy Wohlfrom 770-552-6400 ext. 6030

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CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST. ANN’S PRESCHOOL (180) 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062

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Michelle Caldwell 770-933-0530

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Jackie Griffith 770-952-9824

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A CHILD’S NIGHT OUT 1360 Powers Ferry Road., Suite B-255, Marietta 30067

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Name & Address (# of Children Enrolled)

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The following pages provide a comprehensive listing of all child care centers, Mother’s Morning Out (MMO) programs, and preschools available to children up to the age of 5 in East Cobb County. This information offers a quick review of the child care and educational programs located right here in our East Cobb community. We have not attempted to “rank” or “rate” any centers. Readers are encouraged to thoroughly evaluate any potential caregiver. The Child Care Licensing Section of the Georgia Department of Human Resources regulates the industry and can be very helpful. In the Pre-K column, an * after the check mark indicates that the preschool offers the Georgia Pre-K program.

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At Eastside Weekday Preschool, we establish a strong, educational, social and spiritual foundation for every child through:

Personal tours available Tuesday & Thursday 10:00am – 11:30am

Age appropriate academics Biblically based teachings Creative movement and music

Sharing God’s love Developing social skills Creating a family atmosphere

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Corrigan Care Creates Day Care for Exceptional Children By Lisa D’Arienzo cial needs kids and welcomes their siblings. Each week, Lakeshore Learning Store is providing a craft project for the kids to explore their inner-artistry while providing a sensory experience. Amy Corrigan, an East Cobb resident, brings handson knowledge to this new MMO. She has served as the Education Director of the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta for the past two years and played a part in bringing GiGi’s Playhouse – a Down Syndrome Awareness Center, to Atlanta. Current efforts extend from collaboration with other parents to promote understanding of children with disabilities to local Daisy Troops, with hopes to bring this presentation to East Cobb’s elementary schools.  

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For Founder and CEO Amy Corrigan, Corrigan Care is more than just a non-profit organization she founded: it is a way to honor her daughter Emmy’s life and continue the impact she had on other exceptional children and their families. Emmy Corrigan was diagnosed with Down syndrome. After overcoming many health challenges as an infant, she developed Parvovirus (Fifth Disease) when she turned two. She was in and out of the hospital, but ultimately lost her battle in December, 2009. Amy has turned this tragic loss into a wonderful legacy — Corrigan Care, Inc. Continuing the organization’s mission “to make the world a better place by embracing parents and families of exceptional children,” Corrigan Care recently launched a Mom’s Morning Out (MMO) program for Special Needs Children and their siblings ages 6 months-3 years. The MMO is held at Mt Bethel UMC’s Nursery, Room D-8, every Wednesday from 9:30am-12:30pm.  It gives parents that much needed “me-time” while their children are in a funfilled, learning environment that encompasses therapeutic play while stimulating their desire to learn. Parents can partner with caregivers to maintain each child’s daily routine while upholding their developmental goals.  “Because of our fundraising efforts,” explains Amy Corrigan, “if a child requires a nursing level of care, one is made available at no additional cost.” Corrigan Care’s MMO is an affordable, guilt-free option that delivers an invaluable service. With a minimum of three caregivers at all times, children are given individualized attention by the staff — all of whom have special needs kids or grand-kids of their own, as well as prior childcare experience. The weekly program accepts at least six spewww.eastcobber.com

For more information on Corrigan Care’s Mom’s Morning Out and the non-profit’s upcoming fundraiser, Emmy’s Putt Putt Classic, Saturday, April 21st, at The Fringe Miniature Golf at Aurora Cineplex in Roswell, visit www.CorriganCare.org, contact Amy Corrigan at amy@corrigancare.org, or 404434-7893. Sign-up now. MMO SPACE IS LIMITED! Register online by Tuesday for the current week, or treat your friend to a morning out a with gift certificate. You deserve the morning out and your child will blossom at Corrigan Care’s Mom’s Morning Out!

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Jack Hibbs 770-973-8921

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Dr. Bob Burris 770-992-4975

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Helen Gwude 770-948-7201

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Lisa Hoffman 770-321-8370

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Mary Jo Nichols 770-973-0038 ext. 824

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Karen Otto 770-973-3283

JOHNSON FERRY BAPTIST CHURCH THE WEE SCHOOL(300) 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068

Kim Mayo 770-794-2997

KIDDIE KOLLEGE (36) 2000 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068

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Debbie Deutsch 770-977-3384

ETZ CHAIM PRESCHOOL(45) 1190 Indian Hills Pkwy., Marietta 30068

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EASTSIDE BAPTIST PRESCHOOL (109) 2450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068

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Preschool Picassos

Open House (Pre-K-12) Feb. 5 ....... 1:30PM

At Walker, our Preschoolers learn about Picasso and Dali. They learn about Monet and Seurat. They learn about styles and techniques, and apply them as they draw, paint, cut, tear, mold and create–beautiful works that appear in our annual Preschool Art Show. It’s the wonder of creativity. It’s the wonder of Walker.

Preschool Open House Feb. 1 ....... 9:00AM

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New Pre-K Offerings! Expanded Program Options & Summer Camp!

700 Cobb Parkway North | Marietta, Georgia 30062 678-581-6921 www.thewalkerschool.org Grades Pre-K - 12 The Walker School practices a nondiscriminatory admission policy.

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Bronwyne Butler 770-971-3671

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MEADOWS MONTESSORI (95) 111 Bells Ferry Lane, Marietta 30066

Roya Darkai 770-218-6347

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MJCCA SUNSHINE SCHOOL AT TEMPLE KOL EMETH (100) 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta 30062

Raye Lynn Banks 678-812-3720

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Rhea Brashear 678-213-0844

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MONTESSORI INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY (85) 2145 Barnes Mill Road, Marietta 30062

Ciara Thomas 770-565-3933

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Patricia Shahbazi 770-928-2515

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Tracie Schwebs 770-591-8659

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Ginny Mateer 770-971-6812

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MT. BETHEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068

Jim Callis 770-971-0245

MOUNT Paran North Precious Ones Learn N’ Play (80) 1700 Allgood Road, Marietta 30062

Julie Bostardi 678-285-3226

MT. ZION UMC PRESCHOOL (185) 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30062

Kristi Olterman 770-971-1478

NOBLE WORLD MONTESSORI (60) 2502 East Piedmont Rd., Marietta 30062

Mehdi Sayfi 770-509-1775

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Helene Hindman 770-933-6900

Mother’s Morning Out

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Kids Zone Daycare & Learning Center (160) 137 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 1100, Marietta 30068

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MJCCA For Ages 6 weeks - 4 years

For Ages 6 weeks - Pre-K

Camp Billi Marcus, held at Temple Kol Emeth, offers large, inviting classrooms and exciting, age-appropriate playgrounds. All campers will enjoy water play each day.

At the MJCCA’s NAEYC-accredited preschools, our loving, highly-trained, and experienced teachers guide your child through our exceptional program.

Your little camper will enjoy: • Arts & Crafts • Cooking • Games • Stories

• Science Activities • Nature Walks • Singing & Dancing • Water Play

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PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF LASSITER (110) 282 Lassiter Road, Marietta 30062

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PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF SPRAYBERRY (145) 2531 East Piedmont Road, Marietta 30062

Kim Barnett 770-578-4832

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RATED K FOR KIDS ONLY (60) 2800 Canton Road NE, Marietta 30066

Sarah Wathall 770-425-4799

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Hazel Olivares 770-579-1979

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Angie Spiva 770-971-8525

SEWELL MILL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL of SEWELL MILL BAPTIST CHURCH (160) 2550 Sewell Mill Road, Marietta 30062

Glynda Lundquist 770-971-3746

SHREINER ACADEMY (100) 1340 Terrell Mill Road SE, Marietta 30067

Sarah Walker 770-953-1340

SPRAYBERRY ACADEMY (240) 2110 Post Oak Tritt, Marietta 30062

Diane Bradley 770-977-0877

ST. ANDREW UMC PRESCHOOL (160) 3455 Canton Road, Marietta 30066

Helen Geesey

PIEDMONT BAPTIST ACADEMY (100) 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta 30066

Dolores Bailey 770-423-9578

PLAY - AN ACTIVITY CENTER FOR KIDS 10930 Crabapple Road, Roswell 30075

Colleen MacDonald 678-290-1333

PRIMARY PREP ACADEMY (140) 1887 West Oak Parkway, Marietta 30062

Donna Anderson 678-594-8700

PRIMROSE SCHOOL AT EAST LAKE (135) 2065 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062

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NORTH COBB ACADEMY 2288 Canton Road, Marietta 30066

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TRANSFIGURATION CATHOLIC CHURCH (160) 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta 30066

Darragh Browning 770-977-1442

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The Walker School (92) 830 Damar Road, Marietta 30062

Pat Mozley 678-581-6921

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THE WOOD ACRES SCHOOL (250) 1772 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30062

Judy Thigpen 770-971-1880

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THE SUNSHINE HOUSE (130) 4677 Paper Mill Road, Marietta 30067

Jennifer Slayden 770-955-2768

TEMPLE BETH TIKVAH EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTER (60) 9955 Coleman Road, Roswell 30075

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CORRIGAN CARE’S

MOM’S MORNING OUT

FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN ages 6 months through 3 years, siblings welcome

EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 12:30pm

Corrigan Care, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non profit in East Cobb. Our mission is to make the world a better place by embracing the families of exceptional children. www.corrigancare.org or follow us

Where: Mt Bethel UMC Nursery, Room D-8 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30068 Cost: $25 per child (if needed, a nurse will be on site at no additional cost)

Weekly arts and crafts sponsored by Lakeshore Learning.

Space is limited! Reserve your spot today! Amy@ CorriganCare.org or (404) 434-7893

This MMO is a compromise-free and guilt-free service for parents.

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Shaping Futures, One Step at a Time 3875 Shallowford Road • Marietta, GA 30062 770-649-0415 • www.eastcobbprep.com

St. Catherine’s Episcopal Preschool 571 Holt Road • Marietta GA 30068 www.stcatherines.org • 770-971-2839 • Ages one year to pre-K • Qualified, dedicated staff • Planned preschool learning curriculum • Loving, safe, and healthy environment • All children welcome regardless of race, national origin, or religious preference.

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How to Access Inspection Reports on Your Child’s Daycare Center When you send your child to daycare, you want to make sure that the daycare is in compliance with building and fire safety codes and standards. Georgia state inspectors visit child care facilities throughout Georgia and write inspection reports each year on whether or not a daycare is safe for children. If you are looking for daycare inspection reports, you can go to the Bright from the Start website at www.decal.ga.gov and click search for child care. Each facility has every inspection report available for viewing, from compliance reports to investigative reports. Reports are typically on the website ten days after the date of the visit, and remain posted for 18 months. Contact Bright from the Start at 404-657-5562 for more information. Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL), is the state agency responsible for overseeing and supporting early care and education.

Providing students with strong roots for over 40 years... Located on a picturesque campus in the heart of East Cobb, The Wood Acres School offers a rich history of exceptional academics, traditional values and affordable tuition. Our talented and passionate faculty provides an engaging, challenging and nurturing environment where students reach their fullest potential. Accredited by GAC Ages 2 through 14

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Mt. Bethel Christian Academy Kindergarten: A Firm Foundation

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A Christian learning and development program designed for children

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   There is no greater responsibility than that of a parent. And among the myriad of important decisions parents make for their children, the choice of elementary school ranks among the most critical. They buy a house in the “right” school zone, they may change jobs, they will sacrifice financially to place their children in the school they trust to help build a foundation for learning - a foundation that must last a lifetime. It’s a crucially important decision. And there are no second chances. For the children enrolled in kindergarten at Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, a lifetime of learning is built on a foundation of faith - a foundation that is uncommon and uncompromising.

Ages 18 months - 4 years old Low student-teacher ratios Loving, caring environment

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The kindergarten program at Mt. Bethel is characterized by small classes where each child is known and loved as an image bearer of Christ. With a maximum of 18 students per class and a full-time assistant teacher in every classroom, they are able to devote the kind of individualized attention to each child that is simply not possible in a typical school. The 9:1 child to adult ratio makes for learning that is more effective, more enjoyable and more personal. The Mt. Bethel Christian Academy kindergarten faculty delight in partnering closely with parents, many of whom are guiding their firstborn in his/her first school experience. These expert faculty know from many years of experience that an abundance of communication is key to a successful partnership. With teacher and parent working together, a Mt. Bethel kindergartner is confident, content and moves quickly towards the independence all children need for success in school and in life. To learn how your child can benefit from the Mt. Bethel experience, contact Rhea Adkins, Director of Admission at (770) 971-0245, or at rhea.adkins@mtbethel.org. Limited spaces still remain for the 2012-2013 year. P A I D   A D V E R T I S E M E N T

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Community Calendar Free Mulch. Cobb EMC offers free mulch from the clearance maintenance of Cobb EMC power lines. It is available throughout the year and can be delivered when crews are in your area. More info: 678-355-3413. Every Sunday Kabbalah Café. Delve into the mystical secrets of Judaism based on the Chassidic teachings of Tanya. This tale of two souls will give you the tools to understand yourself in unprecedented ways. 9:30-10:30am. Chabad of Cobb, 4450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info/to register: 770-565-4412 or www. chabadofcobb.com. Every Tuesday and Saturday Feeding Time at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Join a naturalist for an in-depth look at one of their resident animals as they are being fed. 4pm. Admission: $8/adults. $6/seniors. $5/ages 3-12. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055.

First Sunday Family Day at the Marietta/Cobb Art Museum. Free admission and fun activities for the whole family. 1-4pm, except when museum is closed. Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1444 or www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org. Through February 19 Cobb County Junior Basketball Tournament. Season and championship tournament for 6th-8th graders from Cobb, Cherokee, and Paulding counties as well as North Fulton schools. Games start at 5pm, Monday-Friday, and 9am, SaturdaySunday. $5/adults. $3/students. Hudgins Hall at Cobb Civic Center, 548 W. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: www.ccjbc.com.

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Through February 26 The Ladies Man. Set in early 20th century Paris, a husband’s efforts to deny his trip to the Moulin Rouge lead to chaotic compounded mistakes and potentially promiscuous presumptions that are perfectly plausible. Previews: January 15 & 17: 8pm ($12). Tuesday-Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 2:30pm. No 7pm performance on February 19. Wednesday, February 15, only: 2:30pm. $20-$33. Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info: 770-422-8369 or www.theatreinthesquare.com.

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Every Thursday Guided Tour of the Strand. Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre. Learn about the history of the theatre dating back to the 1930s, recent renovation efforts and fun facts about the theatre business. 11am. $5. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org. Every Saturday Free Arts and Crafts at Lakeshore Learning Store. 11am-3pm. Ages 3 and up. Make a Design-Your-Own Notebook, Be Mine! Valentine Mailbox, My Little Log Cabin, or Super Silly Storybook Character! Lakeshore Learning Store, 4287 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-3100 or www.lakeshorelearning.com. Every Saturday and Sunday Trail Hikes. A docent guides you on a journey through the Chattahoochee Nature Center trails using biofacts and activities to spark you “natural” curiosity. 1pm. Admission: $8/adults. $6/ seniors. $5/ages 3-12. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055.

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February 1-12 (Place order) February 17-19 (Pick up order) Winter Bird Seed Sale. Feed your feathered friends premium birdseed and benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Pre-sale orders can be placed online or at the Nature Store. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org. February 2-6 National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) Classic Tennis Tournament. Events: MW (3.0-4.5)SD; Combo MX (6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0)d. Entry fee: $17 singles; $12 doubles/per player. Online registration deadline: January 31. Terrell Mill Tennis Center, 480 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta. More info: 770-644-2771. February 3 The Art of Comedy with humorist and impressionist Jim Gossett. Two shows: 6:30pm (social hour at 6pm) and 8:30pm (social hour at 8pm). Cash bar with light hors d’oeuvres. $45 or $250/ table of six. Space is limited to 90 guests per show. Marietta/ Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street SE, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1444 or www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org.

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Community Calendar February 3, 4, 10-12, 16-18 Coming Apart presented by Polk Street Players. A couple, both successful writers, opens the play with the simultaneous declaration, “I want a divorce!” Neither does, actually. Hilarity ensues as they try to continue living in divided space. $12.50. Friday-Saturday: 8pm. Saturday, February 4 & 11: $20, including dinner at 7pm in the parish hall. Sunday, February 12: 2:30pm matinee. Thursday, February 16: 8pm. St. James’ Episcopal Church, 161 Church Street Northeast, Marietta. Parking off Polk Street, west of the church. More info: 770-218-9669 or stjamesmarietta.episcopalatlanta.org/content/polk_street_players.asp. February 4 21st Annual Little Miss Cobb County Pageant sponsored by Miss Cobb County Pageant. Beauty titles will be awarded for Tiny Miss Cobb to Teen Miss Cobb plus a separate talent search for Talented Miss and Talented Teen. 9:30am-6pm. Southern Poly Tech, 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: Gene Phillips, 770-435-6378 or www.misscobb.com. Montana Skies Performance. Enjoy a unique new sound with the pairing of cello and fingerstyle guitar. Combining classic with modern, this group has created their own “new acoustic” sound with innovative original compositions and arrangements. 8pm. $12 advance tickets online or $15 at door. The Art Place - Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2700 or www.theartplace.us. GSO Jazz! Join the Georgia Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Sam Skelton as they present in evening of incredible big band jazz. 8pm. $30/adults. $25/seniors 60 & over. $10/ students. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-429-7016 or www.georgiasymphony.org. February 6 First Monday Breakfast sponsored by Cobb Chamber of Commerce. Speakers: Dr. William Cooper and Dr. Barry Mangel. Program: Health Hero Award & Honorary Commanders Class of 2012 Recognition. 7:30am. General admission: $60. Members: $28 online or $40 at door. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org.

February 9 Quest College Fair East. Meet representatives from over 100 post-secondary schools from all over the country. Representatives from several trade programs, professional programs, the military and Job Corps will also be in attendance. Three 30-minute breakout sessions will cover financial aid, the college admissions process, and NCAA student/athlete information. 5:30-7pm. Kell High School, 4770 Lee Waters Road, Marietta. More info: 678-494-7844. February 9 & February 14 Quarterly Police Email Notification System (PENS) Meetings. The first quarterly PENS meetings will have Lieutenant Destiny Davidson of the Cobb County Police Department presenting crime trends in East Cobb County and provide crime prevention tips. There will also be time for questions and answers. Thursday, February 9: 7pm and Tuesday, February 14: 9:30am. East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-499-3900. February 10 Cobb Executive Women Luncheon. Program: Women’s Health Panel. $20 online (by noon, February 8). $35 at door. Registration/General networking: 11am. Program: 11:30am. The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, 17th Floor, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org. Cobb County Master Gardeners Lunch and Learn: Edible Gardening. Louise Weyer will show how ornamentals and edibles planted together make an attractive unusual and functional blend in the landscape and suggest plant selections and how to care for and maintain your edible garden. Bring your lunch. 121pm. Cobb Water Lab, 662 S. Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info: www.cobbmastergardeners.org. Martinis & Music. Celebrate art exhibits, volunteers, sponsors and community involvement with music. 5:30-8:30pm. $8 includes hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Free admission for members. Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1444 or www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org.

February 7-9 Fiddler On the Roof, Jr. presented by the West Side Elementary Drama Club and its partner in education, the Earl Smith Strand Theatre. 7pm. $10. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080.

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February 8 Your Hearing Matters: Signs and Symptoms of a Hearing Loss presented by Dr. Bret Greenblatt, WellStar audiologist. This program will concentrate on hearing loss, how to maintain healthy hearing, symptoms and consequences of a hearing loss and what to expect from a hearing exam. A question and answer sessions follows. 10am. Free. Cobb Central Library, 266 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: 770-956-7827. February 8 – March 10 Red Letter Jesus. Eleven years after his sold-out run of The Gospel of John at Theatre in the Square, Brad Sherrill returns to the Alley Stage to bring new life to Jesus’ words as written in Matthew, Mark and Luke. Previews: Sunday, February 5, & Tuesday, February 7: 8pm. $12. Tuesday-Saturday: 8pm. Wednesday: 2:30pm & 8pm (except February 8 – no 2:30pm show). Sunday: 2:30pm. $18-$24. Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info: 770-422-8369 or www.theatreinthesquare.com.

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Community Calendar February 10-12, 16-19, 23-25 Oscar and Felix, a new look at The Odd Couple by Neil Simon presented by CenterStage North. An update to the classic comedy with characters in an all-new setting. ThursdaySaturday: 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. $12 online. $15 at door. Thursday & Friday, February 23-24: Coffee & dessert shows. Sunday: February 25: Dinner show at 6:30pm for $25. The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-509-2700 or www.theartplace.us; 770-331-0079 or www.centerstagenorth.org. February 10-12, 17-19 Twyla Tharp’s The Princess and the Goblin, a story of a courageous young girl who confronts the trials of coming of age, presented by Atlanta Ballet with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra and students from the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education. Friday-Saturday: 8pm. Saturday, February 11: matinee at 2pm. Sunday: 2pm. $20-$135. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: ticketmaster.com or atlantaballet.com. February 11 11th Annual Chattahoochee Challenge 10K and 1-Mile Fun Run, official Peachtree qualifier along the Chattahoochee River benefiting the Chattahoochee Nature Center. 10K starts at 8am. $27 until February 9 or $32 race day. 1-Mile Run: 7:30am. $15. Register at any Big Peach Running location or online at www. active.com or www.chattnaturecenter.org. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info/parking info: 770-992-2055, ext. 226, or www.chattnaturecenter.org.

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Town Hall Meeting. State Senator Chip Rogers will be joined by State Senator Judson Hill and State Representative John Carson. 10-11:30am. Mountain View Community Center, 3400 Sandy Plains Road Marietta. More info: chiprogers21@comcast.net. The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD – Wagner’s Gotterdammerung. 12pm. 12:55pm. $22/adults. $20/seniors. $18/students. $15/children. Merchants Walk Stadium Cinemas, 1301 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 678-560-1111 or www.georgiatheatrecompany.com/gtc-promotions.asp. 2nd Annual African American History Month Gala presented by Cobb County Library. Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, culture and history in celebration of African American History Month. 2pm. Cobb Central Library, 266 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2320 or www.cobbcat

February 11-12 Sinfonia, Chorus, and Chamber Music, a Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Concert. Saturday: 3pm. Sunday: 4pm & 7:30pm. $5. Dr. Bobbie Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. More info: 770-429-7016 or www.georgiasymphony.org.

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Vintage Chevrolet Club of America (VCCA) – Heart of Georgia Chapter Car Show & Swap Meet. Cars and parts for sale with many local vendors. 8am-3pm. $5. Under 12 free. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-992-8801 or www.vcca.org.

Night Hike at the Chattahoochee Nature Center with a naturalist. Check out the stars, visit with an animal and finish the night with a warm campfire and marshmallows. 7-9pm. General public: $10. Members: $7. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.

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February 11 3rd Annual Marietta Mardi Gras Run sponsored by Junior League of Cobb-Marietta. Certified as a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. Shoes for the Cure will team up with the event for a shoe drive. ALL shoes are welcome- not just running shoes. There will be bins for drop off available. 5K starts at 8am; 1K starts at 8:45am; Tot Trot starts at 9am. $25 by February 6; $30 thereafter. Tot Trot: $15. Post-race celebration brunch at Marlow’s Tavern in Kennesaw. Marietta Square, Marietta. More info: Gary Jenkins, 678-795-0115 or Amber Harris, 678-770-0680 or www.marietta5k. com or www.jlcm.com.

February 12 Atlanta National College Fair. Students and parents can meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, two- and four-year colleges and universities. Learn about admission requirements, financial aid, campus environment and discuss individual needs with onsite counselors. Free. Registration online encouraged. 12-4pm. Georgia World Congress Center, Exhibit Hall B2, 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard NW, Atlanta. More info: www.nacacnet.org or 703-836-2222 or 800-822-6285. Valentine Dinner fundraiser for Thrive, the youth ministry at Sacred Tapestry United Methodist Church. 6pm. $10/person for dinner and dance. Childcare available @ $5/child, including pizza dinner. Reservations required for event. Sacred Tapestry, 3000 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info/reservations: 770605-5083 or www.sacredtapestry.com.

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Community Calendar February 13 Longing for Freedom. This exploration of slavery begins at the Bulloch Hall slave quarters with stories from children’s literature depicting life as an enslaved person in the 1800s and documented stories of Bulloch Hall slaves. The program concludes with a tour of the “Big House” and is presented from the perspective of the slave. For ages 8 to adult. 2-4pm. $6. Reservations required. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. More info: 770-992-1731 or www.bullochhall.org. February 15 & 16, 25, March 7 & 8 Defensive Driving/Driver Improvement Class presented by Safe America. If you are already driving but want to lower the cost of your car insurance or if you’ve gotten a traffic ticket and need to take a defensive driving class, this class is for you. 6-hour class taught by certified instructors. Registration needs to be done in person due to a state form requiring signature. 6-9pm except February 25: 9am-3pm. Safe America Foundation, 2480 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-7233 or www.safeamericadrivers.org. February 16 Town Hall Meeting with Northeast Cobb Commissioner JoAnn Birrell, featuring a presentation from Cobb County Planning Division Manager Dana Johnson who will discuss the county’s comprehensive plan and future land use map as well as Canton Road redevelopment plans. 7-8:30pm Mountain View community Center, 3400 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: joann.birrell@cobbcounty.org.” February 17-18 Kids’ Consignment Sale. Find high quality, gently used children’s Spring/Summer clothing (sizes 0-14), toys, baby equipment, furniture and more! Friday: 9am-4pm. Saturday: 9am-noon. Thursday, February 16: 5-7pm for volunteers only. No strollers before 11am on Friday. Everything 30% off on Saturday. The Episcopal Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, 1795 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-7473 or www.peterandpaul.org.

February 18 Gullah Culture and Cooking with Sallie Ann Robinson, author and cultural historian. 11am-3pm. Ms. Robinson,will share good stories and good food in the kitchen at Barrington Hall with her tales of growing up in the Gullah culture on Dafuskie Island, SC, giving a glimpse into a vanishing way of life. 11am-3pm. Free. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive,Roswell. More info: 770-640-3855 or www.roswellgov.com. Mad Tea Party! Come in your zaniest outfits and be prepared to have a silly old time as we have a real teas shaman teach us everything we ever wanted to know about teas. Oh, and one more thing…there’s a rumor that the Queen of Hearts may show up…Hold on to your heads; it’s going to be a crazy time! 1-4pm. $35/couple. $25/couple-museum members. $10/each additional guest. Space is limited. Reservations required. Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, 2829 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw. More info: 770-427-2117 or www.southernmuseum.org. February 19 The Locomotive Half Marathon and Thunder 5K. 7:30am start for half marathon. 8am start at 5K. Park at Town Center Mall. Shuttle buses will run to race start starting at 6am. Last bus leaves mall at 7am sharp. Pasta Party and Expo on Saturday, February 18, 4-7pm, at the Ben Robertson Center, 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw. Bibs will be available for pick-up at the Expo or on race day beginning at 6:30am at the mall. Half marathon: $26 until February 16; $70 thereafter. 5K: $25 until February 16; $30 thereafter. Register at any Big Peach Running store or online at www.active.com. Town Center Mall, 400 Ernest W. Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw. More info: Mark Vescio, 678-895-2631 or www.locomotiveraceseries.com.

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February 17-19, 23-26, March 1-4 Ain’t Misbehavin’, a Tony Award-winning celebration of the music of Thomas “Fats” Walker, a creative jazz songwriter of the 1920s and 30s who penned over 400 songs in his career, many of which have entered the classic repertoire of jazz standards that are still being performed today. Presented by Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. Saturday, March 3: matinee at 2pm. $30-45/adults. $25-40/seniors & students. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org; 404-377-9948 or www.atlantalyrictheatre.com. February 18 Green Thumb Gardening Series: Floral and Culinary Herbs presented by Marietta Council of Garden Clubs. Registration: 8:30am. Presentations: 9-11am. Lunch and private tour of local garden or nursery included. $30. Limited space. Preregistration required. Marietta Educational Gardening Center, 505 Kennesaw Avenue, Marietta. More info: 770-426-0536 or newtonms1968@gmail.com.

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Community Calendar February 19 Spring Tennis Classes begin at Cobb tennis centers. Classes meet 1 hour per week (1/2 hour for tots classes) for 6 weeks. $72 ($97/ non-residents). Tots classes: $36 ($61/non-residents). More info/ to register: Terrell Mill Tennis Center, 770-644-2771 or Harrison Park Tennis Center, 770-591-3151 or prca.cobbcountyga.gov. 7th Annual Tea and Hat Show. An informal tea and fashion show. A guest speaker will share her personal relationship and history with hats. Attendees are encouraged to wear their hats and share their personal stories. Noon & 2:30pm. $15. Limited seating. Advance reservations required. Archibald Smith Plantation Home, 935 Alpharetta Street, Roswell. More info/reservations: 7 70-641-3978 or www.archibaldsmithplantation.org. February 21 Concert Band and Philharmonic, presented by Kennesaw State University School of the Arts. Conductors: John Culvahouse and Michael Alexander. 8pm. Admission: $10/$8. Dr. Bobbie Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. More info: 770-423-6650 or www.kennesaw.edu. February 22 & February 25-26 Accident Avoidance Workshops presented by Marietta/Cobb Driver’s Education at Walton High School. Open to any permitted/ licensed driver with basic vehicle control. At least one parent required to attend the entire program with their students. $225 per parent-student team or $265 if both parents attend. All attendees eligible for Defensive Driving Certificates. February 22: Classroom session: 6:24pm-9:30pm and February 25-26: Driving sessions: 7:45am-12:45pm or 1:30-6:30pm. Walton High School, 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta. More info/to register: 770-262-7009.

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February 22 & February 25-26 Preventing Heart Disease: Fish Oil, COQ10, Garlic, Statins – What Works? Presented by Dr. William, Cooper, Medical Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Wellstar Kennestone Hospital and Emory Healthcare Association Professor of Surgery. 6pm. $10 includes dinner, presentation, notebook and gift. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info/reservations: 770-956-7827. February 23 Cobb Young Professionals presented by Cobb Chamber of Commerce for young professionals in their 20s and 30s. 5:307:30pm. General admission: $20 online (by noon, February 22) or $20 at door. Members: Free online (by noon, February 22) or $20 at door. Dave & Busters, 2215 D and B Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org. February 23-26, 29-March 4, March 7-11 The Foreigner presented by Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Charlie’s shyness renders him helpless in conversation – so when a friend covers for him by telling the other guests in a rural Georgia mountain lodge that he is an exotic foreigner and speaks no English, Charlie ends up hearing more – MUCH more – than he should – and the hilarity begins! Wednesdays: 7:30pm. Thursdays-Saturdays: 8pm. Sundays: 2:30pm. $23-$33/adults. $22.50-$29.50/seniors & students. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info/tickets: 770-641-1260 or www.get.org. February 24-25 Born Again Blessings Consignment Sale benefiting the Hilda Cagle Foundation to help families in need. Children’s and maternity clothing, shoes, toys, nursery items, baby equipment, furniture and more. Cash or checks only. No credit cards. Friday: 9am-7pm. Saturday: 9am-noon. New/first-time parents are invited to sign up for a special preview show February 23, 7pm. Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: www.bornagainblessings.com. February 25 Southeastern Agility Dog Trials. 8am-4pm. Free. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-8875. Figaro 5K, Mozart Mile, ‘Tot’kovsky Trot benefitting the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. 5K starts at 7pm. 1-Mile Fun Run starts at 7:45pm. Tot Trot starts at 8pm. $20 until February 20. $25 thereafter and on race night and for phantom runner. Register online at www.active.com by February 16 or by mail to: Friends of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, ATTN: Noteworthy Race, P.O. Box 2026, Marietta GA 30061. Make check payable to: Georgia Symphony Orchestra. Race location: Building Four, Barrett Lakes Office Park (off Greers Chapel Road), Kennesaw. More info: www.georgiarunner.com, pacesetter@bellsouth.net, or 678-795-0115.

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Community Calendar February 25 – March 24 Drivers Education presented by Marietta/Cobb Driver’s Education. 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of individual training behind the wheel. This program meets the requirements for Joshua’s Law and qualifies for the Teen Driver’s Education insurance discount. 8am-2:30pm. $375. Dodgen Middle School, 1725 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta. More info: www.mariettacommunityschool.com. February 26 Docent Orientation at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. This introduction class will explore the various areas of education volunteering, including leading guided hikes on the weekends, interpreting exhibits around the grounds, and doing live animal presentations for visitors. For ages 10-adult. Pre-registration required. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: Rebecca, 770-992-2055, ext. 236, or r.gilbert@chattnaturecenter.org. Oscar Night® America-Atlanta, Atlanta’s only officially sanctioned Oscar party. Attire: Red carpet chic. Doors open at 7pm. Telecast viewing: 7:30pm-midnight. $30 includes DJ and dance floor, “Predict the Winners” Ballot Contest, swag bag raffle, one complimentary drink, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Proceeds benefit The Center for Family Resources. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: 770-428-2601 or www.atlantaredcarpet.com. March 1-3 All 4 Kids Consignment Sale with over 600 sellers. Bring a laundry basket with a long belt or rope tied to it to help carry all of your goodies while you shop as no baskets are provided. Adults who donate $5 cash for missions will be given early admittance on opening morning at 8:30am. Thursday: 9:30am-7pm. No strollers before 11am. Friday: 9am-7pm. Saturday: 9am-1pm. Many items half off on Saturday. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-8875 or www.all4kids.com.

March 7 – April 8 Flyin’ West presented by Theatre in the Square. Atlanta playwright Pearl Cleage examines the lives, memories and hopes of four female former slaves expecting a better life in the West, away from the uncertainties of the post-Civil War South. But their new surroundings are not free of dangers and unexpected turns. Previews: Sunday, March 4: 4pm and Tuesday March 6: 8pm. $12. Tuesday-Saturday: 8pm. Wednesday, April 4 only: 2:30pm. Sunday: 2:30pm & 7pm. No 7pm performance on Sunday, April 8. $20-$33. Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-422-8369 or www.theatreinthesquare.com. March 8-10 Wonderland, The Musical Misadventures of a Girl Named Alice, presented by Christian Family Theatre. An unabashedly silly adaption of Lewis Carroll’s classic. Meet some new characters: a baseball team, a gospel group, a train conductor, star-struck tourists, knights and more. $10/adults. $7/seniors & children. Check website for show times. Marietta Church of God, 1083 Allgood Road, Marietta. More info: 678-824-2381 or www.christianfamilytheatre.org. March 10 Master Works #3 – A Musical Feast. Piano Concerto #1 by Johannes Brahms and Belshazzar’s Feast by William Walton. 8pm. $20/adults. $18/seniors. $10/students. Dr. Bobbie Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. More info: 770-429-7016 or www.georgiasymphony.org.

March 2-3 Lutador Grappling Mixed Martial Arts Tournament. Friday: Weigh-in, 5-9pm. Saturday: 8am-9pm. $5. Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: www.lutadorgrappling.com. March 2-4, 9-10, 16-18 4th Annual Indoor Yard Sale to Benefit the Animals presented by Mostly Mutts. Gently used and new items will be sold by about 12 area animal rescue organizations in approximately 20,000 square feet of space donated by Climatized Self Storage. 100% or proceeds will benefit the animal rescues in their efforts to provide care and vetting to some 70,000+ homeless animals. Pet Buddies Food Pantry will be accepting donations of unopened dry and canned dog and cat food during the sale. Fridays & Saturdays: 9am-4pm. Sundays: 11am-4pm. Climatized Self Storage, 1125 Roberts Boulevard, Kennesaw. More info: 770-325-7378 or www.mostlymutts.org. March 3, 6, 9, 11 The Golden Ticket presented by Atlanta Opera. A young boy named Charlie finds a “golden ticket” admitting him into Willy Wonka’s top-secret chocolate factory. Sung in English with English supertitles. Saturday & Friday: 8pm. Tuesday: 7:30pm. Sunday: 3pm. $24-$139. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: 404-881-8885 or atlantaopera.org or ticketmaster.com.

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Local Children to Receive Free Books at Whole Foods

Do you remember the warm feeling you got as a child when an adult read to you? Share that feeling with your child while helping Whole Foods Market at Merchant’s Walk bring the same enjoyment to children who have never had a book given to or purchased for them. During the week of March 5-11, Whole Foods and the non-profit organization Children’s Literacy of Georgia (CLG, www.childrensliteracyga) are raising funds to buy books for local children in need. CLG Director Dr. Joan Davey says, “Every dollar donated will purchase a book for a child who does not have access to books in the home.” Story times are also scheduled; when your child attends one, he/she will receive a free book. Story time space is limited, so please register children in advance for one of the following time slots: Tuesday, March 6, 10am, children 0-4 years of age Saturday, March 10, 11am, children 0-4 years of age Saturday, March 10, 1pm, children 5-7 years of age Saturday, March 10, 3pm, children 8-10 years of age Whole Foods will be providing healthy snacks during the event. Liz Towery, Whole Foods Marketing Team Leader, says, “We are very excited to partner with Children’s Literacy of Georgia to raise money to buy books for children in need so we can give them a brighter future.” To register your child for a story time, either stop by the store at 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, or call Liz Towery at 678996-9700, ext. 304. And one more thing: when you shop at Whole Foods during March 5-11, consider making a donation to Children’s Literacy of Georgia.

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The East Cobb Lions Club invites you to participate in the East Cobb Lions Club Foundation’s 21st Annual Charity Golf Tournament. This tournament presents an outstanding opportunity for any individual or business to receive recognition for sponsoring an event that provides much-needed funds for the Lions Club support to deserving projects in the Cobb County community. This is their major annual fundraiser, with the monies going directly to numerous programs they help sponsor, most notably sight and hearing conservation programs that include the Georgia Camp for the Blind, Leader Dog Program, Recordings for the Blind, and the Georgia Lighthouse Foundation. They also provide college scholarships to students from six high schools in East Cobb County. East Cobb Lions’ 21st annual tournament will be held on Thursday, April 9, at the Indian Hills Country Club, 4100 Clubland Drive, in East Cobb. Sponsorships will be welladvertised through signs at the tees or greens and corporate messages will be included in their printed sponsorship program. The program will be distributed to all tournament participants and East Cobb Lions Club families. Companies are encouraged to make this worthwhile charity event known to their employees and encourage their participation as players, or consider sponsoring some customers or potential customers for a day of golf. Several levels of sponsorship packages are available and contributions are tax deductible under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. For more information, contact Don Garrow at 770-955-6914.

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Pet of the Month: Zoe Submitted by Katie Grant Shalin Animal/Breed: Shih Tzu Dog Age & Gender: 14 year old female Favorite Food: Anything people are supposed to eat Favorite Person: My mom and my 6 year old human Best Trick: Sit pretty and wave Turn Ons: The sniffs of a breezy day Turn Offs: Baths Favorite Toy: Back in the day, it was a tennis ball. Now that I am blind, I like something that squeaks. Last Seen: Sun bathing on my deck or “spelunking” under the covers on the bed. What makes your pet so special: Zoe has lost her eyes to disease. I was so concerned that she would not be able to get along in the world without them. I could not have been more wrong. The resilience of animals is a beautiful thing and has really been a lesson to me. Not only has Zoe recovered and adjusted to blindness, she is happier than ever and letting her nose and ears lead her way through life.

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Bully Ball Raises Funds for English Bulldogs The Third Annual Bully Ball, a black tie optional event benefiting English Bulldog Rescues of the Southeast, will take place at 103 West Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta, on Saturday, February 18. Spend an evening with Bullie fans and Bulldogs. Take a chance and come join in for an evening of fun that features fine foods, special guests (four-legged as well as two-legged), and Vegas-style casino fun! Enjoy Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, and more while gambling for a good cause. The Bully Ball will have

many fabulous raffle, live and silent auction items that have been donated by generous supporters of bulldog rescue. Donations will be made to various English Bulldog rescues in the Southeast. Tickets are $160 per person or $1,600 for a table of 10. Ticket includes Filet/Lobster dinner, open bar, valet, and one raffle ticket. Please contact Kelley Hollowell at rwcmacygray@ earthlink.net or 706-270-2833 for a Ticket Order Form. The Georgia English Bulldog Rescue mission is to first ensure the safety and well-being of all English Bulldogs that they take in and secondly, to educate the public in the care of English Bulldogs. They rehabilitate and rehome English Bulldogs that are sick, neglected, abused, or injured and provide a safe alternative to shelters for owners that are faced with the already difficult decision of finding a new home for their English bulldog. For more information, you can visit www.thebullyball.com.

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Rediscover Romance in South Walton By Cynthia M. Rozzo

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We usually think of Florida’s panhandle as a great place for our annual family vacation, but my husband and I were able to take a weekend getaway to South Walton, a collection of 15 eclectic beach communities on the Florida coast. We were looking for some peace and quiet and the small towns and villages (Rosemary Beach, Seacrest Beach, Seaside, Santa Rosa Beach to name a few) along 30-A provided just the right romantic setting. Because the 30-A communities have been built around such distinctive architectural themes, we were able to explore and enjoy a wide variety of the 15 beach neighborhoods without driving very far. We chose to stay at Sanctuary by the Sea, a condo development right on 30-A in Santa Rosa Beach. This gated community was built adjacent to a rare coastal dune lake and a natural preserve. This lush, private setting is complemented by different amenities suited for families and couples alike: three sparkling pools, a fitness center, lakeside canoeing, a movie theater and virtual golf. Our condo overlooked Big Redfish Lake to the west, where we saw people fishing, canoeing, YOLO boarding and kayaking in a serene, natural setting. We enjoyed meandering about the walking trail to the lake, and spent some time relaxing on Sanctuary’s 650 feet of beachfront. With umbrella and chair service available, Sanctuary ensures a carefree, quiet day at the beach.

leather, wood and a gorgeous marble bar top as long as the beach it is bare steps away from. The dining room is warm and dimly lit and obviously themed around the restaurant’s love for wine. Our meal — grouper grilled and served over a sautéed lobster orzo and fennel, roasted Patty Pan squash and finished with a classic beurreblanc and Sushi grade tuna seared rare with coconut lime rice, sautéed baby bokchoy and wasabi mustard sauce were magnificent. This level of artistry always has a price tag attached to it. Entrées range from $28 to $38 but the locals know a little secret: If you arrive and order dinner between 5 and 5:45 pm entrées (with the exception of the Filet) are half price. We were also able to squeeze in a visit to the First Note Music Hall. Founder and host Tommy Jackson creates an entirely unique live music experience by creating one show with a variety of genres and artists coming together in an intimate listening room setting. After 4-5 songs, a new artist (country, jazz, pop, blues, R&B) performs, giving the audience a big variety in one evening. As many as 8 artists in one night. This unique venue is something to check out! Slipping our bare feet on crystal white sand, staring at the turquoise waters of the gulf, hanging out at a hipster music bar and eating scrumptious food in idyllic settings, South Walton provided a perfect place for our romantic rendezvous.

Dinner was the toughest task of the day because there are so many unbelievable restaurants in this nineteen-mile stretch that our decision of which one to dine in was a lot to handle after a day of nothing but beach. We had heard about Caliza Restaurant, 30A’s newest dining hot spot—offering fresh local seafood, grilled steaks, pasta, soups, and a variety of salads. This restaurant is definitely a hidden gem. The restaurant is located poolside in Alys Beach’s striking pool complex. Caliza Pool was created in the timeless tradition of the Greek agora or the Roman piazza, and is actually a complex comprising a 50- by 100-foot main pool, a separate family pool, a 75-foot lap pool, and a spa whirlpool. Throughout, exquisite architecture is punctuated with arched colonnades, private cabanas, fountains, lush landscaping and views of the Gulf of Mexico from an elevated terrace. We were eating a delicious meal on a Hollywood movie set. Incredible and romantic! The next evening we enjoyed another romantic meal at Paradis, a restaurant nestled cozily in the town square area of Rosemary Beach—another planned development on 30-A. Paradis restaurant is fronted by a lounge area marked with 38 February 2012

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Introducing EAST COBBER E-DEALS A Local Weekly Deal Service for East Cobbers EAST COBBER is introducing a new buying discount program called EAST COBBER E-Deals that will soon offer bargain hunters in East Cobb with outrageous online discounts of 50 percent or more on local dining, entertainment and other services from some of East Cobb’s most popular neighborhood businesses. As Cynthia Rozzo, EAST COBBER Founder and Publisher, notes, “Like other East Cobb parents, I am always searching for new ways to save on family-friendly stuff from clothes and dining out to gymnastics classes. . . So, I created a groupon-clone for East Cobbers called EAST COBBER E-Deals, a local deal service focused on finding families the very best deals right in our neighborhood.” Customers can now simply and quickly register on www.eastcobber.com, to receive weekly e-mail alerts about discount offers in their area. “This new service will give customers easy access to some of the hottest local discounts not found anywhere else and will help local advertisers and businesses promote themselves effectively to existing and new customers,” says Cynthia Rozzo, Founder/Publisher of the EAST COBBER. “Each EAST COBBER E-Deal will bring unprecedented marketing power with our established readers,” says Ms. Rozzo. “For our business partners, there are no upfront costs. They simply benefit from new customers and a fantastic promotional opportunity for their business.” Rozzo adds that the E-Deals program will be promoted via EAST COBBER’s website, weekly e-newsletter (which has 10,000 subscribers), Facebook applications and Twitter accounts on the day deals are available. Subscription is free and payments for deals can be made securely online, similar to other deal sites. EAST COBBER E-Deals seeks out the best experiences, services and stores in the East Cobb area, negotiates incredible deals and, then delivers them directly to the subscriber’s inbox. Because EAST COBBER E-Deals covers a smaller geographical area than other deal sites, consumers are more likely to become regular customers of the business giving the discounts. EAST COBBER plans to run one deal each week, but will be increasing to 3-4 deals a week in the coming months.

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dining guide American Marlow’s Tavern 1311 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 770-977-7747 www.marlowstavern.com Monday-Thursday: 11:30am12 midnight Friday-Saturday: 11:30am-1am Sunday: 11am-12 midnight Marlow’s Tavern features the “best of the best” in American tavern fare served in a modern atmosphere. The menu offers a diverse combination of classic dishes that are updated and elevated to a gourmet level. Marlow’s Tavern provides a casual and friendly gathering spot to enjoy a great night on the town.

Brazilian Botekim Brazilian Bistro 1410 Terrell Mill Road SE Marietta 30067 678-402-7584 botemkimbrazilianbistro.com Mon.-Sat: 11:30am-10pm Sun: 11:3am-4pm

Chinese CHIN CHIN 617 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta, GA 30068 678-560-5550 www.eastcobbchinchin.com Mon.-Thurs.: 11am-10pm Fri.-Sat.: 11am-10:30pm Dine-in or carry-out; delivery available. The best Chinese food available with excellent service.

Lee’s Golden Buddha #7 2524 Cobb Pkwy Smyrna 30080 770-980-1800 Mon – Sun 11am – 10:30pm Chinese, Malaysian, Thai & Korean cuisine. Dine-in or carry-out; delivery available. Consumer choice award for best Chinese restaurant from 1999-2004

Coffee Ellianos 1270 Powers Ferry Road Marietta, GA 30067 770-956-7770 Mon.-Fri. 6am-9pm Sat. 7am-8pm Sun. 8am-8pm Offers premium, quality, specialty coffee, hand crafted espresso beverages, fruit smoothies and more.

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Café Life at Life Grocery 1453 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 770-977-9583 Mon-Sat: 11am-7pm. Sun: 12-5pm Healing, Wellness, & Healthy Food for the Mind, Body & Soul. Choose from a variety of organic vegan foods. Enjoy healthy, delicious, & nutritious all day buffet & salad bar.

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Sweets for your Sweet

Share Your Love with Organic Truffles. Rich and chocolaty, these delicious treats are made from an old family recipe by one of France’s leading chocolatiers. Share our creamy, dreamy truffles with someone you love this Valentine’s Day. An 8.8-oz box of Whole Foods Market Organic Chocolate Truffles is only $5.99. Whole Foods Market, 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/ East Cobb. 678-996-9700. Wholefoods.com

The NEW Sweetheart Swizzle Bouquet™ looks just as sweet as it tastes! A mouthwatering fruit bouquet filled with handdipped, gourmet semisweet chocolate covered strawberries, artfully decorated with ribbons of white drizzle. It’s all arranged in a keepsake, red and white container with our elegant open heart design. Small: $45/Large: $65. Edible Arrangements, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. 770-579-7081. www.ediblearrangements.com

IHOP’s Crispy Strawberry Banana Cheesecake features creamy cheesecake layered with caramel and chunks of banana, quick-fried in a flaky pastry tortilla. Topped with cool strawberry topping, fresh slices of banana and whipped topping.  $4.29. IHOP,  3130 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. 770-640-1731.

Lots of Love Box. Gigi’s fans can purchase their delicious Valentines cupcakes in the Lots of Love Box which includes 6 cupcakes for $15.99. Gigi’s Cupcakes, 1281 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. 770-578-2582. www.GigisCupcakesUSA.com.

Indulge your loved one with a large Creamy Strawberry Smoothiano made with ice cream and fresh strawberries. Large: $4.82. Ellianos Coffee Company, 120 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. 770-956-7770

Cappuccino Tiramisu. Enjoy an espresso soaked lady finger with creamy mascarpone. $7. Caffe Fortunato, 301 Village Parkway, NE, Marietta/East Cobb. 770-951-1394. caffefortunato@gmail.com

Banana Fritters. Banana slices delicately fried, delightfully accented with a scoop of green tea, mango and coconut ice cream-topped with a cherry. Chin Chin, 617 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/ East Cobb. $4.95. 678-560-5550. www.eastcobbchinchin.

Treat your sweet to Cafe Paris’s version of Strawberry Shortcake. $5.95. The Cafe Paris, 1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. 770-578-8337. www.thecafeparis.net.

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For the sustainable, fair-trade, organic chocolate lover! Theo Chocolate will elevate your special celebration to a deliciously memorable occasion. $4 per bar. Life Grocery, 1453 Roswell Road, Marietta/ East Cobb. 770-977-9583. www.lifegrocery.com www.eastcobber.com


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Part romantic Italian trattoria, part New York-style neighborhood ss Michael Fortunato bistro, East Cobb’s Caffe Fortunato is wholly about sharing good food made with simple ingredients with family and friends. Restaurant owner Michael Fortunato learned southern Italian cooking at the knees of his Italian grandparents, and he learned to hustle in the streets of Philadelphia, where he was earning baseball card money at the tender age of 9 by buying and reselling farm-fresh produce from a shopping cart. Caffe Fortunato, located in Paper Mill Village, grew out of Fortunato’s vision for a unique, family-friendly neighborhood cafe that served the Italian food of his childhood. His pasta is handmade. His pizzas are wood-fired. Everything is fresh and flavorful. “Our style is more European, and our food is lighter than the typical Italian fare,” Fortunato said. “I don’t serve anything in here that I wouldn’t serve to my own family.” One of his specialties is Cioppino, a seafood stew with fresh prawns, calamari, mussels, clams, daily catch, tomatoes, garlic and Mediterranean herbs. He also makes a killer Margherita pizza with San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil and extra virgin olive oil. Creative Loafing voted Caffe Fortunato’s pizza with truffles one of its “Top 10 Things” in 2010. Fortunato says great Italian cooking centers around a handful of ingredients, spectacular in their humbleness: Olive oil, garlic, basil, parsley, salt and pepper. “I’ve never read a recipe,” he said. “My cooking methods and palate are refined by years of watching my family cook and eating their food,” he said. Caffe Fortunato, located at 255 Village Parkway, Suite 330, in Marietta, is open every night for dinner and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for lunch. The fun, urban interior, designed by Fortunato to reflect a New York loft vibe, opens onto an airy deck overlooking the water. He’s recently added a game room for the kids. Visit the restaurant on weeknights before 6:30 p.m. for half-price pizza and no corkage fees apply Sunday through Thursday, if you want to bring your own wine. Drink specials on Tuesdays and Thursdays include $3 glasses of wine and $2 draft beers. For more information, call 770-951-1394 or “like” Caffe Fortunato on Facebook.

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East Cobbers Encouraged to Participate in the Republican Presidential Primary on March 6 Georgia will hold its presidential preference primary for the Republican candidates on “Super Tuesday”, March 6. Super Tuesday is a Tuesday in early March when a number of US states all vote in their primaries together. Here are the states that will be holding primary elections: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia. The sheer number of delegates at stake on Super Tuesday makes it the biggest round of the Republican primary race. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp says the continuing uncertainty in the Republican primary race could mean that Georgia gets to play a bigger role in selecting the party nominee than originally expected. As the state with the most delegates (76) at stake in the March 6 Super Tuesday contests, Kemp says it’s likely Georgia will be the focus of the candidates and election watchers on that day. To encourage East Cobbers to get out and vote, here are the following ways registered voters can participate in Georgia’s presidential primary: Vote-by-Mail • Any voter may apply for a vote-by-mail ballot—no “reason” is required. • Applications are available on the Web site at www.CobbElections.org. • Ballots were mailed starting January 20. Advance Voting • No “reason” is required • Vote in person at the Cobb Elections Main Office: 736 Whitlock Ave., Marietta 30064-4663 • February 13- March 2, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm • Saturday, February 25, 9am to 4pm. • February 25, 9am to 4pm. • Satellite Advance Voting February 27 – March 2 Any voter in Cobb County can vote at any of the following East Cobb locations. All locations are open Monday through Friday, February 27-March 2 • East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta, 30068-4233. Hours: 8:30am to 6:30pm • Cobb Elections Main Office, 736 Whitlock Ave., (West Park Government Center) Marietta, 30064-4663. Hours: 8am to 5pm. For more information, call the Cobb County Board of Elections at 770-528-2581. There is NO VOTING on Monday, March 5.

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East Cobb-born Musician Composes Music for Mississippi Documentary by Elizabeth Wentz ReMixed. The one-hour documentary film explores the history of segregation in Mississippi and tells the story of Ottewell’s return to her birthplace in Jackson, determined to celebrate the great racial transformations in the state since the 1960s, only to discover even deeper complications than she anticipated.

ss Cynthia Davis with her son, Joel Davis, and Myra Ottewell.

The son of Cynthia and Bill Davis of East Cobb, Joel is a music composer and a 2005 graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was named the school’s first Lilly Endowment Graduate Fellow. Joel completed doctoral studies at Claremont Graduate University in California and is a faculty member at The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, California.

When East Cobber Cynthia Davis attended her 40th reunion at Mississippi University for Women, she had no idea that a chance meeting would lead to musical notoriety for her son, Dr. Joel Davis.

“It was an honor to be part of Mississippi ReMixed,” said Dr. Davis. “Myra Williams Ottewell truly deserves the credit for carrying on with this project as a labor of love, on a true quest for reconciliation and justice.”

A 2001 graduate of Walton High School, Joel was asked by his mother’s former classmate, Myra Williams Ottewell, to compose original music for her documentary, Mississippi

Mississippi ReMixed can be ordered for educational distribution by schools, churches and libraries by visiting www.mississippiremixed.com.

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Dr. Li Hua Shu, TCMD – Licensed Acupuncturist 1000 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite A-130 • Marietta 30068 678-560-7978 • www.drshutcm.com Monday-Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-4pm 19 years experience in traditional Chinese medicine treating pain management, respiratory system, emotional/mental health, nervous system, digestive system, smoking/weight loss, wrinkle reduction, high blood pressure, and much more!

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COSMETIC SURGERY Image Cosmetic Center 5505 Roswell Road, Suite 200 • Atlanta 30342 404-949-0049 • www.imagecosmeticcenter.com Tue & Thur: 9am-4pm Plastic and reconstructive surgery, offering a personal and open approach to helping patients achieve their goals of cosmetic and functional improvement. Free consultations.

WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb believes in life well-lived and offers East Cobbers a quality choice for medical imaging services within the community. Conveniently located at 1070 Woodlawn Drive, WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb invites the community to visit their state of the art ss Steven Brantley, M.D. facility for most medical diagQuantum Radiology nostic imaging needs. The facility is accredited by the American College of Radiology assuring that highly trained technologists and physicians meet stringent quality standards. The friendly WellStar staff highly emphasizes professionalism, compassionate care and patient satisfaction and is dedicated to uncompromising standards of excellence. WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb is proud to offer state of the art Digital Mammography to provide the most advanced electronic breast images, which are interpreted by Radiologists who are sub-specialized in mammography using the aid of precision, high-resolution monitors. Dr. Steven Brantley explains, “Digital technology assists in improving diagnosis and makes the interpretation of results and historical comparisons quicker and more accurate.” Breast MRIs will now also be offered at the East Cobb Imaging Center in adjunct to routine digital mammography screening for high-risk patients. Diagnostic imaging services provided at WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb include:

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WellStar is committed to providing the best technology to the community with a High-Field Short-Bore MRI 1.5 Tesla which has expanded our women’s imaging services to include Breast MRI. This MRI System offers higher quality exams while providing patient comfort with its open ended design. In addition, our 16-slice CT Scanner offers improved diagnostic accuracy with shorter scan times. WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb is now also performing Heart Screenings for $99 or $149/couple. Most insurance plans are accepted, and the helpful WellStar staff is happy to answer insurance related questions. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Extended hours Thursday until 6:30p.m. and Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm for Mammography and MRI (non-contrast). Call 678-581-5900 to schedule your imaging appointment with WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb. WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb 1070 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 100, Marietta, GA 30068 770-793-9200 P A I D   A D V E R T I S E M E N T

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Health & Wellness COSMETIC SURGERY Marietta Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center 111 Marble Mill Road NW • Marietta 30060 770-425-7575 • www.mariettafacialplastics.com Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9am-6pm; Fri: 9am-5pm Beauty is many things to each of us. At Marietta Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center, Dr. Yellin and his team listen to your concerns, create a treatment plan and deliver results that will not only enhance your facial appearance but will boost your self-confidence and self-esteem.

COUNSELING Debbie J. Emerson, LPC 4343 Shallowford Road Suite C-2 • Marietta 30062 404-512-1972 MA in Marriage and Family Therapy Child and Adolescent Specialization debbieemersoncounselor.com Daytime & Evening Hours Counseling for the entire family. Play therapy. Anxiety, Depression, Parenting concerns. Emotion Focused (closeness) Marriage Therapy. Premarital Counseling. Trauma Focused CBT. Teen and Women’s groups beginning in January. Additional offices in N. Atlanta and Norcross.

DentistS Marietta Family Dental Care P.C. Dr. Azita Mansouri & Dr. Michael Mansouri 4720 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068 770-973-8222 • www.naturalsmile.biz Hours: Mon-Thurs: 7:30am-6:30pm Implants, root canals, cosmetic and family dentistry for all ages. Oral sedation available for fearful patients. Please call our office for more info.

Ruth H. Clemans, DDS Dr. Ruth Clemans 3052 Shallowford Road, Suite 100 • Marietta 30062 770-587-5655 • www.attractivesmiles.com Comprehensive dental care – close your eyes and wake up smiling through IV sedation, cosmetic, restorative, dental implants, oral surgery, root canal therapy, periodontal care and quality general dentistry – one location, one doctor – all procedures!

ENT Dr. Weiss MD, ENT 3901 Roswell Road, Ste. 225 • Marietta 30062 770-971-1533 • www.drweissent.com Dr. Weiss is an experienced otolaryngologist who provides comprehensive ear, nose, and throat healthcare, as well as allergy care for patients. Dr. Weiss cares for the ENT needs for patients of all ages, from childhood to adulthood.

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Pulmonary Fibrosis: When the Personal Becomes Political By Lesley Steinberg In February of 2007, my mom, Charlotte Griggs had a cough she couldn’t shake, and her doctor sent her for a CT scan. The diagnosis – Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Her prognosis was cruel and unfair – three to five very difficult years. Pulmonary Fibrosis is a deadly disease, robbing its victims of their ability to breathe. My ss Leslie Steinberg with her mother, a fifth-generation native mother, Charlotte Griggs of Georgia and longtime active resident of East Cobb, was 60 years old at the time, and wanted nothing more than to see her grandchildren grow up, and enjoy retirement with my dad. My family and I had never heard of Pulmonary Fibrosis, and were terrified to learn more after further research. There is no FDA treatment, no cure, and a three to five year life expectancy. I discovered there were 128,000 living with the disease and 48,000 dying annually. The only hope is a lung transplant (an option for only one percent of patients and with a poor success rate). I contacted my local members of Congress asking them to support the Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act (PFREA), a bi-partisan bill seeking to establish a national patient registry to help begin to obtain a snapshot of what the disease is, who is affected and what their exposures may be. The Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act, the first-ever introduced in Congress, will enhance research, prevention, and awareness activities relating to pulmonary fibrosis (PF) at the CDC and NIH by creating a National PF Registry, encouraging the expansion of research efforts at the NIH, developing a National PF Action Plan, and coordinating a National Summit

on PF. Finding a common link between patients is crucial. What causes this type of lung scarring? Lung diseases receive virtually no funding from the government when compared to other diseases. It is my personal belief this is due to stereotype that folks with lung disease(s) have been smokers and are somehow responsible for their condition. My mom never smoked a day in her life and was not subjected to second-hand smoke. A registry and awareness are a stepping stone to finding an effective treatment and eventually a cure. In May of 2011, my mom began a very difficult summer which consisted of constant calls to 911, emergency room visits, and perpetual hospital stays. She coughed constantly and couldn’t climb steps, yet wasn’t considered sick enough to be evaluated for a transplant. Knowing that her time was short, in September, I visited Washington, DC, to join with an advocacy group, the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (www.coalitionforpf. org) while my mom was in ICU fighting for her life. Over two days, we visited over 70 congressional offices asking for help. By the time I returned, my mom’s condition had declined again. While she hadn’t been considered sick enough for a transplant just six months earlier, she was now “too sick” to be a candidate. My mom lost her battle on September 28, 2011. My sadness is tempered by my resolve to bring awareness to this insidious disease. There are currently 58 co-sponsors in the House and 11 in the Senate (none from Georgia). If you’d like to help me and thousands of families bring awareness to this disease, please go to http://www.coalitionforpf.org/cpf_join.php and become a member of the advocacy team. Lesley Steinberg is a lifelong resident of East Cobb County. Married to Jon Steinberg, they have two children: Caroline Steinberg, 10, and Chip Steinberg, 4. She serves on the Board of Directors for Friends for the East Cobb Park and is also a member of East Cobb Civitans.

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FITNESS CENTERS Curves-Marietta NE

2960 Shallowford Road NE • Marietta 30066 770-977-7769 • www.curves.com Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-7pm. Sat: 9am-Noon. A Curves 30-minute fitness center for women that provides a total body workout. Curves Complete offers diet management. Zumba exercise includes additional light aerobic exercise.

Life Grocery Lisa Maden, GM 1453 Roswell Road • Marietta 30062 770-977-9583 • www.lifegrocery.com Life Grocery and Café features a healthy selection of organic produce, nutritious foods, extensive supplements serving those with health challenges and dietary needs.

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Choi Kwang Do 4994 Lower Roswell Road Suites 18 & 19 • Marietta  30068 678-883-CHOI (2464) • www.eastcobbckd.com Adult classes offered Monday-Friday at 7pm and Saturdays  at 12 noon. Discover the benefits of Martial Arts for your mind and body!  Special offer: 30 days free Training.  No obligation.

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Hair Salon Patrick Carmen NR.9 Salon 2520 East Piedmont Road, Suite K • Marietta 30066 678-427-8000 Tues- Sat. $35 Cut and Style intro for new clients.

Lillian McCarthy, Office Manager 1070 Woodlawn Drive, Ste. 100 • Marietta 30068 770-793-9200 • www.wellstar.org Mon-Fri: 8am-4:30pm. Extended hours Thur until 6:30pm, Sat: 8am-12pm for Mammography and MRI (non-contrast). WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb offers state of the art imaging services which include Digital Mammography (Screening and Diagnostic), CT Scan, Heart Screening, MRI, Ultrasound, DEXA Bone Densitometry, and X-Ray.

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If your Medicare Advantage plan is leaving the area, consider Humana. Your Special Enrollment Period ends Feb. 29 If you need to choose a new health plan, and are finding it hard to decide which option is right for you, Humana can help. Humana has 50 years of experience in the healthcare industry. We offer the know-how and dependability you deserve, plus the benefits you want with the HumanaChoice® (PPO). Enjoy these advantages: • Affordable monthly plan premium • Doctor’s office visits and hospital coverage • Prescription drug coverage • Handy mail-order delivery of prescriptions • Vision coverage • Preventive coverage • 24-hour nurse hotline

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MRI & CT Marietta Imaging Center 1197 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta 30068 770-971-7284 • www.mariettaimaging.com Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am–5pm; Sat: 8am-12noon. Full service imaging including CT, MRI-open and closed, MRA, EEG, Nuclear Medicine, Fluoroscopy, X-Ray, Mammography, Ultrasound and DEXA (bone density) exams. Same day appointments available for most exams.

ORTHODONTICS Aesthetic Orthodontic Care, PC Johanna B. Jenkins, DDS 4939 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068 770-671-0400 • www.bracesatlanta.com Dr. Jenkins specializes in braces for adults and children featuring lingual, invisalign, clear and metal braces. We offer complimentary consultations, accept insurance and have flexible payment plans. Visit us in our East Cobb office at Parkaire!

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Health & Wellness PARA MEDICAL PIGMENTATION Medical Micropigmentation Services 1229 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta 30068 770-873-2048 • honeyart@comcast.net Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm by appointment only I recreate women’s areolas after mastectomy. I do eyeliner, eyebrows, lip liner, beauty marks. I add permanent color to people’s faces and bodies.

PERSONAL TRAINING Fitness Together East Cobb 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 26 • Marietta 30068 770-321-1347 • www.cobbfitness.com Mon-Fri: 6am-9pm. Sat: 6am-3pm (by appointment only). Fitness Together is the industry’s leader in private, one-on-one personal training. We provide private personal training in your own private suite as well as nutritional counseling, cardiovascular prescription and assessment testing.

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PODIATRIST Podiatry Group of Georgia 147 Johnson Ferry Road, Ste. 4230 • Marietta 30068 Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm; Sat: by appointment 404-806-3731 • www.tammygephartdpm.com General and surgical podiatry, aesthetic podiatry, pediatrics, orthotics, and diabetic limb salvage. A full array of podiatric care of disorders of the foot and ankle including foot pain, sprains, fractures, bunions, hammer toes, flat feet, ingrown toenails, nail fungus, arch pain, foot facials using medical grade products and much more.

Therapeutic Massage & Skin Care LaVida Massage of Marietta (East Cobb) 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Ste. 70 • Marietta 30068 770-973-6385 • marietta.ga.lavidamassage.com New client special everyday: $39.95 for a 60 minute massage session or $59.95 for a 90 minute massage session for new clients.

One month into 2012 and a large majority of people have already fallen off the proverbial “Resolution Wagon”. The start of the New Year brings great intention in relation to our aspirations and goals. Losing weight is one of the most common resolutions made every year. To be successful one must eat well, reduce calories, increase activity and take a few well chosen supplements. Sounds simple enough, but how informed are you about weight loss supplements? Are you still searching for the magic bullet that will shed excess weight overnight? Forget about it. But if you are looking for supplements to be used as an adjunct or aid to the dietary and lifestyle modifications required for healthy weight reduction, make sure you use effective products suited for your needs. Consumer research reveals that reducing cravings and appetite is one of the biggest hurdles to overcome. You need supplements that provide a feeling of fullness and balance blood sugar levels. If, however, you have no appetite problems, but want to improve body

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East Cobb Senior Center Activities Scheduled for February All Cobb residents age 55+ are invited to participate in activities at various senior centers throughout Cobb. The following is a listing of activities scheduled at the East Cobb Senior Center located at 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066. Call the East Cobb Senior Center at 770-509-4900 for reservations and/or more details. Ice Cream & a Movie: Sarah’s Key Monday, February 13 1 – 4pm Cost: $4/Cobb residents; $5/non residents From the best selling novel by Tatiana de Rosany comes the spellbinding movie, Sarah’s Key, starring Kristen Scott Thomas. One of the darkest moments in French history occurred in 1942 when French officials rounded up over 10,000 Jews and placed them in local camps. As 10-year-old Sarah Strazynski and her family are being arrested, she hides her younger brother in a closet. After realizing she will not be allowed to go home, she does whatever she can to get back to him. In 2009, an American journalist is on assignment in Paris to write a story on deported Jews. When she moves into her fatherin-law’s childhood home, she discovers that it once belonged to the Strazynski family and their daughter Sarah. Join us for this incredible story, ice cream and popcorn.

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A New and Exciting Option for East Cobb Seniors! “The Emory University Center for Health in Aging is committed to promoting healthy aging and to providing quality education to community members in our region. Our strong partner ship with Arbor communities has afforded us many valuable opportunities to help fulfill this commitment.” ~Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

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How Your Heart Works Monday, February 20 11am – 12pm Free. Registration required, February is American Heart Month so what better time to learn more about one of your body’s most important organs? With a little knowledge about your heart and what is good or bad for it, you can significantly reduce your risk for heart disease. The History Corner: Lost Castles of England Wednesday, February 22 10 - 11:30am Free. Registration required. When you think about a castle, you picture lofty towers, a drawbridge and a deep mote. These formidable stone citadels of the feudal period were not the first castles to dot the English countryside. During the Middle Ages, England’s castles were built of timber and earth. Join us for a journey into England’s medieval past to uncover the lost secrets behind these marvels of ancient engineering. Calling 911: What to Know Monday, February 27 10 – 11am Free. Registration required. During an emergency situation, calling 911 is one of the most important steps you can take to ensuring your safety and that of your loved ones. Join us as Cobb County Emergency 911 presents a seminar on how 911 works and what to expect if you ever need to call. Biography Life Stories through Time: Edison Wednesday, February 29 10 – 11:30am Free. Registration required. Thomas Edison, the genius who invented the light bulb and the movie camera, is the subject of this month’s Biography Series. Edison had a troubled life and this documentary covers every aspect of his life including some fascinating scratchy motion picture footage shot by Edison himself. Join us to learn more about this amazing inventor who also invented an electric car.

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AARP Tax-Aide Local Tax Prep Locations From February 1 to April 15, the AARP Tax-Aide Program offers free one-on-one counseling to help older taxpayers — as well as people with limited income — prepare basic tax forms, including the 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ and other standard schedules. Be sure to bring W-2s, reports of any income from sources other than a W-2, interest statements, preferably a copy of last year’s tax return, 1099-Rs, lists of deductions (donations to charities, etc.) and ad valorem taxes. Counselors will be available at the following East Cobb area locations: East Cobb Library 4880 Lower Roswell Road Marietta 30068 >Thursdays, 1-4:30pm

Gritters Library 880 Shaw Park Road Marietta 30066 >Mondays, 9am-1pm

Marietta Central Library 2266 Roswell Street Marietta 30060 >Fridays, 12-4pm

East Cobb Senior Center 3332 Sandy Plains Road Marietta 30066 > Tuesdays, 1-4:30pm

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 2922 Sandy Plains Road Marietta 30066 >Tuesdays, 12-4pm

Marietta Vineyard Church 2050 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 300 Marietta 30068 >Tuesdays, 1-4:30pm

For more Tax-aide locations, visit: http://www.aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/taxAideLocations.action.

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Homestead Exemption Applications are due by April 1, 2012. Homestead Exemption is a tax savings on homestead property available to the following types of eligible homeowners. • BASIC HOMESTEAD – tax savings of up to $257, depending on your tax district and other exemptions. • SCHOOL TAX – exempt from all County school taxes; must be 62 or older on Jan. 1; proof of age required. • DISABILITY ($12,000 income limitation) - must be totally and permanently disabled on Jan. 1; doctor’s certification required. • STATE VETERAN’S DISABILITY - for disabled veterans as defined in OCGA 48-5-48; extends to un-remarried spouse or minor occupying homestead. • VETERAN’S SURVIVING SPOUSE - for un-remarried surviving spouse of a member of U.S. Armed Forces who was killed or died as a result of war or armed conflict. • OVER 65 ($10,000 income limitation) - $4,000 exemption in State tax category; must be 65 or older on Jan. 1; proof of age required. • OVER 65 (No income requirement) - exempt from all State ad valorem taxes up to 10 contiguous acres immediately surrounding the residence; must be 65 or older on Jan. 1; proof of age required. • SURVIVING SPOUSE OF A PEACE OFFICER OR FIREFIGHTER KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY - Exemption from full value of homestead for un-remarried surviving spouse of a peace officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty; supporting documentation required.   In Cobb County the Tax Commissioner’s office processes exemption applications. Homeowners have until April 1, 2012, to apply for Homestead Exemption(s) for this tax year. Applications not received by the deadline will be processed and applied in the following year.  The applicant must own and occupy the property on January 1 and their name must appear on the deed in order to qualify. Homeowners must apply separately for each exemption for which they are eligible; exemptions are automatically renewed thereafter unless there is a change in ownership or eligibility.  Homeowners must notify the Tax Commissioner’s office if they are no longer eligible for an exemption.  It is not necessary to reapply if the home has been refinanced.  A Homeowner’s Property Tax Exemption brochure will be mailed to new property owners after the first of the year. Tax bills are mailed on August 15 and payment is due within 60 days to avoid late charges.  Homestead Exemption applications and payments must be received or U.S. Postmarked (metered postmark not accepted as proof of timely mailing) by the filing or payment deadline to be considered timely.  Applications, detailed information, tax bills and on-line bill payment options are on the Cobb County Tax Commissioner’s website at www.cobbtax.org or call 770-528-8600.

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Parc at Piedmont–East Cobb Independent and Assisted Living Community

We know you prefer to make your own choices. This is one very important difference at Parc at Piedmont-East Cobb; you’re in charge of your choices. What is your preference? Evening at the theatre or movie and popcorn at home?

Personal training, swimming laps, or just sleeping in?

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club Calendar AARP Chapter 2830. First Thursday of each month. 1:30pm. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Mary Johnson, 770-926-7881 or doule37uga@comcast.net. American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Cobb County. Second Tuesday of the month. 7pm. Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Street, Marietta. Does not meet in July & August. More info: Bonnie Williams, 770-971-6130. American Needlepoint Guild. Second Tuesday of the month. 6:45pm. Cobb Public Library, Mountain View Branch, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-394-0065. Anne Hathaway Garden Club. Third Wednesday of the month (except July and August). Marietta Educational Garden Center, 505 Kennesaw Avenue NW, Marietta. More info: Charlene Robinson, 770-971-7786. Atlanta Illini Cub. Professional and social networking for University of Illinois alumni, families and friends in the Atlanta area. Game watches at the Rose & Crown, 1931 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: www. atlantaillini.com or club@atlantaillini. com.

Atlanta Metropolitan Council Navy League. Second Tuesday of each month. 7pm. Navy Recruiting District HQ, 2400 Lake Park Drive, Suite 410, Smyrna. Membership open to all civilian and retired military with an interest in supporting our men and women of the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines and associated youth programs. More info: 678-2342310 or campbellfc@comcast.net. Atlanta World War II Roundtable. Third Thursday (Sept-June) of the month. 11:30am. Petite Auberge Restaurant, North Druid Hills Road @ LaVista Road, Atlanta. More info: 770-928-4579 or jkovach2000@yahoo.com. “Aware & Conscious Birds” Book Club. Mondays. 7-8:30pm. Bikram Yoga Marietta, 80 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: awareconsciousbirds@gmail.com or http://consciousness.meetup. com/203. Big Chicken Chorus. Every Monday evening. 7:00pm. John Knox Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. Award-winning 50 voice, male, 4-part a cappella harmony chorus. More info: Frank, 770-587-1264, fehrach@aol.com, or www.bigchickenchorus.org.

Business Breakfast Networking of East Cobb. Professional Referral Networking. Second Tuesday each month. 8:15-9:30am. C’est Moi/ Café Paris, 1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30068. More info: Ellen Kelly, 404-713-2830 or Lnkelly@sbcglobal.net. Business Network International (BNI). Tuesdays. 7:30-9am. BNI is an international networking organization with chapters throughout the Atlanta area. My Friend’s Place, 1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Karley Barber, 770-977-2383 or karley@comcast.net. Children of The American Revolution (C.A.R.). Now forming a new Society serving the East Cobb, Vinings, Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Roswell and all of Cobb communities. All children ages 1-18 invited. More info: B. Schilling, 770-643-1010. Cobb County Democratic Committee. Monthly breakfast 2nd Saturday each month. 9am. Piccadilly Caféteria, 536 Cobb Parkway SE, Marietta. More info: 770-420-7133 or www.eastcobbdems.com. Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society. Second Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm. East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Mary Ingram, 770-427-1108, or Leo or Edna Morris, 770-445-9274.

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Cobb County Genealogical Society. Fourth Tuesday of the month. 7pm. First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church Street, Marietta. More info: Larry Guzy, 678-860-4477.

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Cobb County Republican Women. Fourth Friday of the month. 11:30am. Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street. More info: 770-785-2522 or www.ccrwc.org.

The ECBA meets monthly at The Hollycrest Hall, 2235 Sewell Mill Road, at 11:30am for lunch, networking and a great speaker.

Cobb Marietta Retired Educators Association. Last Wednesday of the month. 11:30am. Reservations required. Windy Hill Senior Center, 1885 Smyrna-Roswell Road, Smyrna. More info/Reservations: Beth St. Jean, 770998-8737 or beth@ammoniasafety.com.

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Bridge Club. Four free lessons; $5 thereafter. Thursdays 7:30pm and Sundays 2pm. Singles are welcome. 1809 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-7717.

Cobb Photographic Society. Photographers of all skill and ability levels are welcome. First and 3rd Monday of each month. 7-9pm. Marietta Enrichment Center, American Business Center, Bldg. 700, Suite 702, 1395 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: www.cobbphotosociety. com or info@cobbphotosociety.com. Cobb Regional Republican Women. Third Thursday, every other month. 6:30pm. InfoMart, 1582 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta. More info: Sandra Thompson, 770-578-6646.

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Colored Pencil Society of America. Atlanta District Chapter 107. First Monday of the month. 7pm. North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Room 2 (second floor in the back), Dunwoody. More info: Nancy Guerine, 678-354-3590. Dad 2 Dad. A stay-at-home dads group. Every Tuesday and Thursday. 10:30am. Various locations. More info: Richard Collins, 770-579-5445. Danc’n Singles. A square dance club. First and 3rd Saturday of the month. 8-10:30am. FOP Lodge, 2350 Austell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-943-6979. Dog Hikers of Georgia. Every Sunday. 10am. Various Locations. Non-dog owners welcome. More info: Dr. Dan Batchelor, 770-992-2362. Dudes ‘n Darlins Square Dance Club. Dances on second and 4th Friday each month. 8-10:30pm. Mountain View Community Center, 3400 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Margaret, 770-751-7210, dudesndarlins@comcast.net, or www.dudesndarlins.com. East Cobb Bass Club. Visitors, boaters and non-boaters are welcome. First Tuesday of each month. 7pm. Free admission. Attendees pay for dinner. The Rib Ranch, 2063 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-364-3036 or noeyf1@bellsouth.net. East Cobb Business Association. Luncheon and featured speaker. Third Tuesday each month. 11:30am1pm. Hollycrest Hall, 2235 Sewell Mill Road, Marietta. More info: Susan Hampton, 404-218-6216, susan. hampton@lionbank.com, or www.eastcobbba.com. East Cobb Civic Association. Last Wednesday of the month. 7pm. East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Jill Flamm, 770-552-8206 or www.eastcobb.net. East Cobb Civitans. Second and 4th Thursday of the month at noon for lunch at The Olde Town Athletic Club (behind Tuesday Morning & Sports-O-Rama), 4950 Olde Towne Parkway, Marietta. More info 770-578-9901. East Cobb Community Friends for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Third Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm. Meetings are in members’ homes and vary each month. We work to benefit CHOA with fund raisers and service projects. More info: Suzanne Strickland, 770-992-2882, or Diane Ellwanger, 770-579-9510. East Cobb Democratic Alliance. Third Thursday of the month. 6pm Social. 7pm – Program. Rib Ranch, 2063 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: Tom Barksdale, 770-715-1218 or tbarksdl@aol.com.

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club Calendar East Cobb Kiwanis Club. Every Wednesday evening. 7pm. Paradise South of the Border, 3605 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Johnny Johnson, 770-977-2026 or edwardjohnsjewelers@yahoo.com. East Cobb Lions Club. Second and 4th Tuesday of the month. 7pm. East Side Baptist Church, 2450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Don Garrow, 770-955-6914. East Cobb New Horizons Band. Monday mornings. Did you play a band instrument in high school and/ or college? Would you like to play again? We accept all skill levels. First Baptist Church of Marietta, 148 Church Street, Marietta. More info: George 770-971-3430 or geog16@yahoo.com. East Cobb Open Networking. Professional Referral Networking. Every Friday. 7:30-9am. Capozzi’s NY Deli, 4285 Roswell Road (next to Michaels), Marietta. Free. More info: Tim Langley, 770-289-9711 or drtim02@yahoo.com. East Cobb PowerCore Team. A business referral network. Every Thursday. 7-8:30am. IHOP, 3130 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Amy Caplan, 404-572-1278. East Cobb Rotary Club. Every Wednesday. 7am. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-789-0623 or dschwall625@hotmail.com. East Cobb VIPs. A community group for seniors. Fourth Monday of the month (except in May). 6pm. East Cobb United Methodist Church, 2325 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-3643 or office@eastcobbumc.org. East Cobb Woodcarvers Club. Every Thursday. 9-11am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-645-0817. Georgia Perennial Plant Association. Third Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm. Atlanta History Center, McElreath Hall, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. More info: www. georgiaperennial.org. Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance. Third Thursday of the month. Social hour: 6pm. Meeting: 7pm. American Legion Post, 921 Gresham Road, Marietta. More info: Bill Kalish, 770-298-9966. Golden “K” Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday. 10am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Bill Vermeer, 770-971-6579. Happy Tails Pet Therapy. Orientation for prospective members 1st Thursday or Saturday of the month. 10:30-11:30am. Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Building F, Room F001, Marietta. Check dates: 770-740-8211 or www.happytailspets.org.

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International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)Cobb County Chapter. Fourth Monday of the month. 6:15pm. Meeting & dinner. Windy Hill Marriott Hotel, Marietta. More info: Oleta Herron, 770-661-2876. Jewish War Veterans, Bicentennial Post 976. Third Sunday of the month. 11am. Marriott Hotel, Perimeter Center. More info: Fran Jacobson, 770-436-7456. Libertarian Party of Cobb County. First Thursday of the month. 7:30pm. Council Chamber at Marietta City Hall, 205 Lawrence Street, Marietta. More info: cobblp.org. Marietta Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday. 12noon. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: Bill Sidner, 770-579-4094. Marietta Lions Club. Second Thursday of the month. 7pm. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Road, Marietta. More info: 770-565-8230. Marietta PFLAG. Fourth Sunday each month. 1-3pm. Newcomers are welcome. Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, 3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: mariettapflag@gmail.com. Marietta Rotary Club. Every Wednesday. 12noon. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: Adele Grubbs, 770-424-8212 or www.mariettarotary.org.

North Metro Mothers of Multiples Club. Third Monday of the month. 7pm. Chicago’s, 4401 Shallowford Road, Roswell (corner of Johnson Ferry & Shallowford). More info: www. northmetromultiples.org. North Metro Women’s Connection. Second Wednesday of each month. 11am-1pm. Part of Stonecroft Ministries reaching out to the unchurched women in the area. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-335-6013. Northeast Cobb Business Association. Luncheon meeting 3rd Wednesday of each month. 11:30am-1pm. $15. Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: www.cantonroadba.org. Northwest Atlanta Mothers of Multiples (formerly Cobb Parents of Multiples), a parent’s club for families with or expecting twins, triplets, quads, etc. Second Monday of each month (except December). 7pm. North Metro Church, 2305 Barrett Parkway, Marietta. More info: 678-404-0034 or www.nowamom.org. Order Sons of Italy in America Marietta Lodge #2607. General membership meeting 2nd Monday each month. Pot Luck Dinner (except June, July, Augustdessert and fruit). 7-9pm. East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More

info: 770-928-9314 or degrillmouse@comcast.net. Parents Without Partners. Meeting times vary. More info: Angela Dixon, 404-422-0768 or pwpchapter698.org. Peach State Depression Glass Collectors Club. Second Tuesday of the month. 7pm. East Marietta Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-368-9790. Polk Street Speakers Toastmasters. First and 3rd Tuesday of the month. 7:30-9:00pm. St. James Episcopal Church, 161 Church Street, Marietta. More info: www.polkstreetspeakers.org. SACS (Singles and Couples Social Events). Weekly dancing for singles and couples. No membership fees, just friends making new friends. More info: Nancy Kuhn, Angel-GA@comcast.net Shakespeare Reading Group. First and 3rd Thursday of the month. 2-4 pm. 32 N. Fairground Street, Marietta. More info: Lynne Johnson, 770-591-3474. Song of Atlanta Show Chorus. Women’s four-part harmony chorus. Every Tuesday. 7:30pm. St. John United Methodist Church, 550 Mount Paran Road NW, Atlanta. Visitors welcome. More info: www.songofatlanta.com or 770-509-0322.

Marietta VFW Post 2681. Dinner with VFW Ladies Auxiliary. First Thursday of the month with separate meetings following dinner. 6:15pm. 140 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: www.vfwpost2681.org MOMS Club of Marietta North. First Wednesday of the month. 10am. Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Marion Hegedes, 678-494-8887. Moms in Touch. East Side Elementary. Every Monday. 10am. Meeting location available on request. More info: Movita Stallworth, 770-321-1783 or mo633@ bellsouth.net. Mothers and More, East Cobb Chapter #270. Second Tuesday each month. 7:30-9:30pm. St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, 571 Holt Road, Marietta. Check website as schedule may vary: www.mmeastcobb.homestead.com. Newcomers Club of Cobb County. Third Tuesday each month. 10am. Various social activities throughout the month for those new to Cobb County or just looking for new friends and activities. John Knox Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-234-5068 or newcomersofcobbcounty@yahoo.com.

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FURNITURE REPAIR Furniture refinishing, repairs. Cash paid for furniture, antiques. We haul off, clean out spaces, household junk. Danny Linton, 770-882-5132.

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HOME INSPECTIONS A.T. Martin Home Inspections LLC. Excellent rates. Schedule at www.amartinspect.com or 770-906-7294.

INTERN wanted Wonderful marketing internship for anyone looking for a hands-on, resume-building experience working for an excellent print publication, an active website, and a thriving live events division. Marketing interns help us employ both traditional and social media tactics to expand our reading audience, and sponsor some of the most special events in our community for families. We are looking for people (students and post-students) with the right mix of passion, responsibility, intelligence and creativity. If you’re interested and qualified, we have enough flexibility to make almost any schedule work. Call 770-640-7070.  

LANDSCAPING Installed pine straw, colored mulch, organic manures, seasonal flowers, shrubs, trees. Danny Linton, 770-882-5132.

PIANO LESSONS Piano lessons in your home. I come to you. Exciting and fun teacher with years of experience throughout Cobb County. Annual recitals, references available upon request. Call Kris at 404-434-6681. www.krisokun.com

PERSONAL SERVICE Need things to get done? Drive kids to after school activities. Run errands for seniors or anyone needing things done. Shop, deliver, doctor’s appointments, etc. Personal chef services. Also, pet care in your home when needed. Great references, non-smoker. Call Hope at 770-693-0813 or 404-803-6933/cell.

Pet Sitting/Walking Very experienced. Can walk or sit daily, while out of town or as needed. Flexible. Call Elke (770) 977-0936.

PLUMBING Toilet tank repair. $99 special includes parts and labor. Call Dan Parisi, 770-993-8145.

REAL ESTATE SERVICES 15 year work relationship with Realtors helping them keep client’s home clean during selling process. Call Mike at 770-312-6095.

SPANISH LESSONS Pre-K to adults. Individual and small groups. Flexible schedules. 404-246-2140

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support groups A.A./Al-Anon/Al-Anon Beginners/Alateen. Every Monday. 8pm. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2281 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-5347 or jpm105@comcast.net.

Caregiver and Share Support Group for Alzheimer’s. First Wednesday of the month. 4:305:30pm. Arbor Terrace, 886 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-4420.

Al-Anon. For family and friends of alcoholics and other substance abusers. Thursdays. 7:30-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Room 345, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-587-0483.

Caregiver’s Support Group. Third Sunday of the month at 4pm. Metropolitan Hospice at Papermill Village, Inpatient Unit, 200 Village Parkway, Marietta. More info: Pamela Milici Treece 770-9880880.

Alzheimer’s & Caregivers Support Group. Second Thursday of the month. 7pm. Sunrise Assisted Living, 1551 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Christa McLain, 770-509-2914.

Codependents Anonymous. Mondays & Thursdays. 7:30-8:45pm. Unity North Church, 4225 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-6368.

Alzheimer’s Association Georgia Chapter Family Support Group. First Monday of the month. 10:30am. Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Dawn Reed, 678-777-7241 or dawn@alohatoaging.org. Autism Spectrum Support Group of Cobb County. Supporting parents with information and resources as well as social connections. Third Thursday of each month during school year. 9:30-11:30am. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: www.asgcobb.com Babywearing Group. Koalamommas, North Atlanta’s resource for help, support, and information about baby carriers of all kinds. Meets monthly. Meeting dates/ time vary. More info: Jennifer Worrell, 770-516-4192 or jenniferworrell@bellsouth.net. Bereavement Support. First and 3rd Wednesday of the month. 5pm. Counseling Room in Parish Office, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6020. Cancer Support Group. Second and 4th Monday of the month. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978. Cancer Support Group for patients, families and friends who are learning to live with a diagnosis of cancer. Second Wednesday of the month. 7 pm. LaSalette Hall, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6104. Career Transition. Second Monday of the month. 6:15pm: Personal resume, interviewing, networking, and career assessment help. 7pm: Presentation. 1st Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 68 N. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: Bill Lins, 404-558-1579 or Bob Sabin, 770-795-9084.

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Compassionate Friends for grieving parents, grandparents, and siblings. First Tuesday of the month. 7 pm. First Baptist Church, 148 Church Street, Marietta. More info: Kathy Kelcourse, 770-5793512 or 404-539-4287. Email: kathzkel@yahoo.com or tcfmarietta.kathy@hotmail.com; www.tcfmarietta.org. Depression/Bipolar Support Group. First and 3rd Thursday of the month. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Room 306, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978. Depression Support Group. For those who suffer from depression and the people who love them. First and 3rd Thursday of the month. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978. Divorce Care. 13-week session, August and January. Wednesdays. 6:30-8pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Kitty, 770-794-2978. Divorce Care for Kids. 13-week session, August and January. Wednesdays. 6:30-8pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Kitty, 770-794-2978. Divorce Support Group by Visions Anew for women who are contemplating or going through the divorce process. First Thursday & 3rd Wednesday of the month. 7-9pm. East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: visionsanew.org. Diabetes Support Group offered by WellStar Health System. Second Tuesday of the month. 6:30–8pm. McLaren Mill Office Park, 531 Rose Lane Street, Suite 100, Marietta. No registration required. More info: 770-793-7818.

Domestic Violence Support Groups. Sessions in English and Spanish. Wednesdays. 6:458:15pm. Childcare available for children 6 weeks to 12 years. Children over 12 may attend and learn childcare skills. More info: 770-427-3390. East Cobb Satellite of CHADD (Children & Adults w/AttentionDeficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) Parent Support Group. First Tuesday of the month. 7-9pm. East Cobb Government Services Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Cappie, 404-368-9394, east-cobb@chadd.net, or www.chadd.net/300. Emotions Anonymous, a fellowship of people who come together to work toward recovery from emotional difficulties and discover a new way of life. Tuesdays & Fridays. 7pm. Roswell United Methodist Church, 614 Mimosa Boulevard, Counseling Building ©, Roswell. More info: 770-330-1991. Families Anonymous (FA) for families who have loved ones struggling with addiction. Every Tuesday. 7:30-9pm. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Youth Center, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465. Families of Children Under Stress (FOCUS). FOCUS is there to help – to listen and cry, to inform and educate, and to offer programs for the families and the child with special needs. Usually meets the last Thursday of the month during school year. 10am. Chick-Fil-A, 1201 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info/ to confirm meeting date: Angie, 770-234-9111, angie@focus-ga.org, or www.focus-ga.org. Family Caregiver & Alzheimer’s Support Group. First Monday of each month at 10:30am. Open to individuals who are assisting an aging loved one both inside and outside of the home. Call in advance for free care for your loved one during meeting. Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Aloha to Aging, 678-439-1177. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group. Second and 4th Tuesday. 7:15pm. Special guest speaker. Transfiguration Church, Room 102, 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta. More info: Jeannie, 770-919-9275. Grief Share.13-week session, August and January. Mondays. 7-9pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Kitty, 770-794-2978.

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Grief Support Group for those who have had a family member, friend or other loved one pass away. First Thursday of each month. 7-9pm. Unity North Atlanta Church, 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: kathzkel@yahoo.com. Loneliness Bereavement Support Group. Every Tuesday. 12 noon. Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, 3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-423-5959. Marietta Moms. For all kinds of moms - new to the area, looking for new friends, or just needing support. Daily events for babies, toddlers and older kids. More info: 770-9560318 or 678-357-3661 or www.mariettamoms.com Moms in Touch for parents of children at East Side Elementary. Every Tuesday. 9:30am. Meeting location available on request. More info: Rachel Bloom, 770-973-4705. Mothers Circle Group. Are you a mother raising Jewish children but you are not Jewish? Free education and support through a 16-week course. Groups are held in Marietta, Intown and North Fulton. More info: Suzette Cohen, suzette@themotherscircle.org or www.themotherscircle.org. Mothers of PreSchoolers(MOPS). Wednesdays. 6:15-7:15pm. A place where moms can come to build friendships and receive mothering support, practical help and spiritual hope. Childcare provided. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta.  More info: 770-971-1465 or mtzionmops@gmail.com.  Networking Group. Open to everyone. Second and 4th Wednesday of the month. 6:30-7:30pm. First Baptist Church Smyrna, 1275 Church Street SE, Smyrna. More info: 770-435-3231 or Peggy, 770-955-3896 or caylorp@gmail.com. Overeaters Anonymous. A support group for those who suffer from the need to compulsively overeat. Monday-Wednesday-Friday. 10am. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Betsy: 404-226-4931. Parents of Prodigals. For parents of struggling teens and young adults. Second and 4th Thursday. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Fair Brocard, 770-612-1197 or www.prodigalchildministries.org. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group. For persons with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. Second Sunday each month. 4pm. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Bldg. A, Roswell. More info: Robin Cleveland, 678-819-3915.

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Learn more about your risk of heart disease, stroke, carotid artery disease, peripheral artery disease and other serious conditions. WellStarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Know Your Heart program offers a variety of personalized preventive screening packages. All testing is performed by registered technologists, with test interpretations by board-certified WellStar physicians. Each participant receives a one-on-one consultation with a personalized report filled with test results, risk factor education, and diet, weight and exercise recommendations.

Packages range from $139 to $219.

Please call 770-956-STAR (7827) for more information and to schedule your personalized preventive screening.

Know Your Heart locations: East Cobb, Marietta and Towne Lake wellstar.org

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